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We’ve updated the Pixie – the 3W Chainable LED Pixel guide to include Python usage on Linux using the Adafruit Blinka library! The new Python & CircuitPython section includes wiring to a Raspberry Pi and a USB to serial converter, and explains what changes need to be made to CircuitPython code for Pixies to work on Linux. There is a full example that shows how to change individual Pixies, change them all at once, or use slicing to change ranges of them.
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