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A new guide in the Adafruit Learning System: Creating MatrixPortal Projects with CircuitPython.

So you may have heard of the Adafruit MatrixPortal M4 and you want to get started with building a project using CircuitPython. The MatrixPortal library makes it really easy to get started with creating a new project, using this board, but it also supports a variety of other hardware to make creating project for an RGB Matrix very easy.

This library is built on top of the rgbmatrix and framebufferio modules which are included as part of CircuitPython on many of our boards. It also makes use of the ESP32SPI library, along with some lower-level dependencies, to communicate with server over the internet.

One of the big benefits of using this library is that it handles a lot of detection and initialization of RGB Matrices and drivers. For instance, if you had a Metro M4 Airlift Lite and an RGB Matrix Shield, you could still get the full benefit of the library. If you had a Feather M4 Express with an RGB Matrix FeatherWing for M0/M4 feathers, you could still get the benefit of RGB Matrix automatically initializing. It also supports the RGB Matrix FeatherWing for nRF52840 feathers when used in conjunction with an nRF52840 feather.

See the new guide now…

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