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.
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