Les reviews the new, tiny Serpente microcontroller board #CircuitPython @biglesp @arturo182 @MicrochipMakes @CircuitPython
Les Pounder (Twitter @biglesp) reviews the new Serpente microcontroller board by @arturo182.
The tiny Serpente is very similar to the ATtiny85 based Digispark style board out a few years ago. The form factor has been upgraded to USB-C (or male USB A) and a powerful MicroChip SAMD21 microcontroller. Besides being programmable in Arduino, the Serpente can be programmed quickly and easily with CircuitPython.
The pinout for Serpente is almost the same as an ATTINY85 but each of the 6 GPIO pins are both analog and digital! There is also SPI and I2C as well as 2 serial ports. All of the pins are PWM too! From such a tiny board.
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