This is a screen for advanced hackers who like the look of the TFT screen we’ve put into the Adafruit CLUE and Adafruit Mini PiTFT 1.3″. The 1.3″ display has 240×240 16-bit full-color pixels and is an IPS display, so the color looks great up to 80 degrees off-axis in any direction. The TFT driver (ST7789) is very similar to the popular ST7735, and our Arduino library supports it well.
The SparkFun Qwiic FeatherWing (Shield for Thing Plus) provides an easy-to-assemble way to add the STEMMA QT / Qwiic connect ecosystem to any development board with Feather/Thing Plus Footprint. It connects the I2C bus (GND, 3.3V, SDA, and SCL) on your Feather to four SparkFun Qwiic / Stemma QT connectors. The plug-n-play ecosystem allows for easy daisy chaining so, as long as your devices are on different addresses, you can connect as many Qwiic & Stemma QT devices as you’d like.
Just about all electronics use a UART serial port with RX and TX pins for debugging, bootloading, programming, serial output, etc. But it’s rare for a computer to have a serial port anymore. Thus, a serial cable is an essential part of any electrical engineer’s toolkit.
Only 13mm long, Fomu really puts the micro in microprocessor. Fomu is a fully open-source, programmable FPGA device that sits inside a USB Type-A port. It has four buttons, an RGB LED, and an FPGA that is compatible with a fully open source chain and capable of running a RISC-V core. Fomu comes in a custom plastic enclosure that slots perfectly into a USB port.
Wow did you hear about that new sequel coming out? No, no, not The Matrix 4 – it’s The Art of Electronics – X Chapters! More delicious, practical electronic advice from the masters, Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill.
Wouldn’t it be cool to drive a tiny OLED display, read a color sensor, or even just flash some LEDs directly from your computer? Sure you can program an Arduino or Trinket to talk to these devices and your computer, but why can’t your computer just talk to those devices and sensors itself? Well, now your computer can talk to devices using the Adafruit FT232H breakout board!
Build your own home-brew iPod with Pimoroni’s Pirate Audio Headphone Amp! It’s an all-in-one solution, with gorgeous album art display, track info, and playback controls, for playing your local audio files (MP3, FLAC, etc) or streaming music from Spotify. The DAC and headphone amp give you crisp digital amplified audio through your wired headphones.
If you’d like a compact color display, with buttons and a joystick – we’ve got what you’re looking for. The Adafruit 1.3″ Color TFT Bonnet for Raspberry Pi is the big sister to our mini PiTFT add-ons. This bonnet has 240×240 color pixels in an IPS TFT display controlled over SPI. This display is super small, only about 1.3″ diagonal, but since it is an IPS display, it’s very readable with high contrast and visibility.
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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