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In the beginning there was Inky pHAT, a triumvirate of eInk bonnets from Pimoroni. And now, Pimoroni has upped their electronic paper displays to 4.2″ glorious inches! Say hellooo to Inky wHAT! You get 5x the number of pixels (400×300!) to use as an e-reader or maybe a weather display / calendar.
Pimoroni Inky wHAT (ePaper/eInk/EPD) – Red/Black/White : Everything comes fully-assembled, so there’s no soldering required! The display is securely plonked down to the Inky wHAT and connected via a ribbon cable. Just pop Inky wHAT on your Pi and run their installer to get everything set up!
The engineers at Pimoroni broke out some handy pins on the back of Inky wHAT, including I2C and SPI, letting you connect additional devices like breakouts and allowing you to show their data right on the display. Refreshing the display takes about 25 seconds. See more!
Adafruit CharliePlex LED Matrix Bonnet – 8×16 Yellow LEDs: You won’t be able to look away from the mesmerizing patterns created by this Adafruit CharliePlex LED Matrix Display Bonnet. This 16×8 LED display can be placed atop any Raspberry Pi computer with a 2×20 connector, for a beautiful, bright grid of 128 charlieplexed LEDs. It even comes with a built-in charlieplex driver that is run over I2C.
Adafruit CharliePlex LED Matrix Bonnet – 8×16 Cool White LEDs :
What is particularly nice about this Wing is the I2C LED driver chip has the ability to PWM each individual LED in a 16×8 grid so you can have beautiful LED lighting effects, without a lot of pin twiddling. Simply tell the chip which LED on the grid you want lit, and what brightness and it’s all taken care of for you. You get 8-bit (256 level) dimming for each individual LED.
Pimoroni MINI.MU Glove Kit – without micro:bit: The MINI.MU is MI.MU’s make-it-yourself musical glove for young engineers. It’s a collaboration between Grammy Award-winning musician-goddess Imogen Heap, creative technologist and children’s author Helen Leigh, Pimoroni, and the MI.MU glove team. This kit uses the micro:bit to create a friendly, simple and fun crafty code experience.
These gloves are a simplified, kid-friendly version of Imogen’s more advanced MiMu gloves, used in her performances
Adafruit PyPortal Desktop Stand Enclosure Kit: PyPortal is our easy-to-use IoT device that allows you to create all the things for the “Internet of Things” in minutes. Create little pocket universes of joy that connect to something good.
And now that you’ve made a cool internet-connected project with the Adafruit PyPortal, you will want to show it off. Instead of having it lie on a table or taped to a box, try this gracious and elegant enclosure.
Adafruit HUZZAH32 – ESP32 Breakout Board: Squeeeeze down your next ESP32 project to its bare-bones essential with the Adafruit HUZZAH32 Breakout. This breakout is basically the ‘big sister’ of our HUZZAH 8266, but instead of an ESP8266 it has the ’32! We’ve pared down our popular Feather ESP32, removing the battery charger and USB-serial converter. You just get a regulator, some protection diodes, two buttons and an LED. For some projects, where price and size are at a premium, you can program this board over the ‘FTDI cable’ breakout when needed, and leave it alone otherwise.
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