Python snakes its way to USB Hubs! @crowd_supply @capablerobot
The Capable Robot Programmable USB hub is a USB hub that’s also a dev board and an I2C, GPIO, and SPI bridge. In addition to being a 4-port USB 2 High-Speed hub, this programmable USB hub is also a CircuitPython based development board!
An ATSAMD51 microcontroller configures the USB hub IC and is available for you to reprogram to change the behavior of your hub. The microcontroller ships with open source CircuitPython firmware which is updatable over the MCU USB connector. No drivers or reflashing hardware is needed. The Python firmware shows up as files on a small flash hard drive when connected to your computer and can be immediately edited.
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