From the mail bag…

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From the mail bag!

To all the wonderful people at
Adafruit,

I don’t know where to start, there are so many great and wonderful things
I’d like to address. The one that I just worked out – Using my Pixel 2XL Cell phone to create,download and use a Circuit Playground Express. I have been fascinated with you, your company and and your products. One thing I always wanted to do was use my cell phone with Makecode and the CPX. I recently purchase two of your USB-C to Micro -B1 (I think I got that description right) P3879D cables. And voila a CPX shows up on my phone and I
can download to it!

I had been using the provided USB-C dongle that comes with the phone and an
assortment of cables. In many cases, I could see the CPX as a USB but could
not interface with it to download. I suspect that in all the junctions,
things just were not getting through. Then I saw the Ask an Engineer last
week and decided to try the short cable.
Oh man I can’t tell you how excited I was when my phone showed the
CPlayground in the notifications bar.

Now I have a “Show and Tell” to take to people that I can fit in my shirt
pocket…

Thomas
62 YO that feels young again.


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