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.
We are angry, frustrated, and in pain because of the violence and murder of Black people by the police because of racism. We are in the fight AGAINST RACISM. George Floyd was murdered, his life stolen. The Adafruit teams have specific actions we’ve done, are doing, and will do together as a company and culture. We are asking the Adafruit community to get involved and share what you are doing. The Adafruit teams will not settle for a hash tag, a Tweet, or an icon change. We will work on real change, and that requires real action and real work together. That is what we will do each day, each month, each year – we will hold ourselves accountable and publish our collective efforts, partnerships, activism, donations, openly and publicly. Our blog and social media platforms will be utilized in actionable ways. Join us and the anti-racist efforts working to end police brutality, reform the criminal justice system, and dismantle the many other forms of systemic racism at work in this country, read more @ adafruit.com/blacklivesmatter
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.