The FT232H is a handy USB to gpio/i2c/spi breakout board we’ve stocked for a long time (video). It is used by lots of folks as a hardware interfacing bridge. For a long time we’ve had Python support for it but that support has gotten kinda old and neglected as we’ve spent a lot of our efforts on CircuitPython. Well, now we have CircuitPython Blinka support, so you can control sensors, oleds, buttons, LEDs and more all via FT232H! All thanks to Carter who fearlessly took on this code support – we’ll start writing up a guide in the next week or two.
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