Blinka Support added to GreatFET One @CircuitPython @Adafruit @gsglabs @makermelissa

Adafruit Blinka, the CircuitPython Library compatibility layer for Single Board Computers now supports the GreatFET One from Great Scott Gadgets. If you have wanted to run CircuitPython libraries directly from your computer and you’ve used either the FTDI FT232H or  MCP2221, you may have been disappointed by the number of GPIOs available to you. The GreatFET One runs at a blazing 204 MHz and not only do you get a huge number of GPIOs available on the 100 pins of the GreatFET One, but you also have I2C, SPI, and UART available. If that’s not enough, it also supports PWM or Pulse Width Modulation, and has an ADC and DAC for Analog to Digital Conversion and the other way around.

To get started with the GreatFET One, you will need to install Adafruit Blinka, the GreatFET One library, and make sure the BLINKA_GREATFET environment variable for your operating system is set. Although there isn’t a guide specifically for the GreatFET One available at this time, you may be able to perform the basic GreatFET setup using Great Scott Gadget’s setup instructions and then follow along an existing guide such as the MCP2221 guide and substitute in the GreatFET One Environment variable where applicable.

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