Wippersnapper Wednesday: MCP2221A Checks In #Wippersnapper #IoT @adafruit @adafruitio
Wippersnapper Wednesday is a new blog series from the Adafruit IO team. We’re working on a new way for you to interact with Adafruit IO called Wippersnapper. While Wippersnapper is not public (yet!), we’ll be sharing details, features, development progress and updates every Wednesday as we work on this new service.
The GIF above shows the Adafruit MCP2221A breakout checking into Adafruit IO. When the MCP2221A checks in, Adafruit IO recognizes the board connected and pulls up the board’s pinout.
Wippersnapper’s simple client libraries will work with the most popular devices such as the Adafruit Feather Huzzah, ESP8266, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and more.
If your favorite board is isn’t already supported by our client libraries, adding support for your favorite board is as simple as adding a JSON hardware description file to an open source repository. More on this next week!
Internally, we’re using the MCP2221 to quickly test the Wippersnapper Python library with hardware GPIO for things like buttons and LEDS, I2C sensors.
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