Adafruit Services for CircuitPython: Use BLE to Talk to Sensors, NeoPixels, and More #ble #circuitpython @adafruit @circuitpython
There’s a new Bluetooth BLE library for CircuitPython, adafruit_ble_adafruit, which defines a bunch of Adafruit BLE Services for talking to sensors, controlling NeoPixels and DotStars, and playing tones.
Here’s the current list of services, so you can get an idea of what’s available:
Addressable Pixel Service (NeoPixels and DotStars)
Barometric Pressure Service
Button Service (on-board buttons and switches)
Color Sensor Service
Gesture Service (for gesture sensors like the APDS9960, which is on the CLUE and Bluefruit Feather Sense boards)
Light Sensor Service
Proximity Service (e.g., APDS9960 again)
Tone Service (play tones)
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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.