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#AdafruitLearnSystem Weekly Update

This week on the Adafruit Learning System we added 7 new guides, and we also saw a lot of guides that were updated and refreshed. John Park’s series of guides using the LED matrix to create a wide range of internet connected signs were updated to include steps to make it easier to get started with the new Adafruit Matrix Portal boards.

Favorite New Guide

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Multi-tasking with CircuitPython

Control LEDs, servos, and inputs all together with minimal contention.

New Product Guides

The Adafruit QT Py guide is up, and this board is TINY! Don’t let its size fool you, this little board is powerful, and packed with features. Learn more about the board, and how to use it here.

Kattni also has a new guide up on how to use the new LTC4311 I2C active terminator STEMMA QT board.

ALS Deep Cut

The Adafruit Learning System now has 2309 published guides! As you can imagine, some amazing guides of years past get buried and lost. ALS Deep Cuts brings these guides back up to the surface.

This week’s Deep Cut is a guide from all the way back in June of 2017. Perfect as a Halloween decoration, John Park’s Mystery Box: The Haunted Radio guide shows you how to “Breathe spooky life into an old radio by adding a Feather microcontroller to read the dial and play mysterious sounds and music!

Halloween Themed Projects

Speaking of Halloween, be sure to check out the curated list of Halloween guides on ALS. Find costume ideas, decorations, and much more!



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