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NEW GUIDE: Adding a Single Board Computer to PlatformDetect for Blinka #AdafruitLearningSystem #Blinka @CircuitPython @Adafruit @MakerMelissa

A new guide in the Adafruit Learning System: Adding a Single Board Computer to PlatformDetect for Blinka. This guide covers the first part of everything you need to know to add a board to Blinka:

So you have a new board, that you want to get working with Blinka, our CircuitPython library compatibility layer for Single Board Computers, or SBCs. Adding a board to Blinka is a 2-part process with the first step being to add it to PlatformDetect so that Blinka knows what board it is working with.

The way that Blinka works is it combines multiple techniques to access the parts of the board that it needs. For GPIO, libraries such as RPi.GPIO or libgpiod are used. For I2C, the PureIO python library is used, and for SPI, we are using the spidev python library.

When it comes to Blinka itself, there are two main components that need to be defined…

See the new guide now…


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