PicoPlanet – Microcontroller boards with capacitive touch #CircuitPython #Arduino @Bleeptrack
PicoPlanet is a procedurally generated series of PCBs. The three planets act as capacitive touch buttons. The board also has a RGB LED on top, a USB-C connector and 4 more pin pads on the bottom. The board’s brain is a powerful SAMD21. The design also has stars that are not covered by copper or solder mask and are perfect spots to place more LEDs.
PicoPlanet boards can be used as small additional Keyboards. Control your PC Media, OBS, your room light or anything else you’d like. Use the RGB LED as little status notification. Maybe add a small vibration motor for haptic feedback or built a nice case utilizing the M2 mounting holes. Reach for the stars!
What makes it special?
The board design is generated procedurally and each version of the board is only produced 10 times. You will exactly know which design number (also printed on the back side) and which board from the batch you receive.
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