OK, so when we said our Feather ESP32-S2 from this morning was our final design of the year, we underestimated how much a nice walk would inspire another spin. This time we smooshed a 1.14″ 240×135 color TFT here and here on the front and flipped all the components onto the back to make a Feather ESP32-S2 ‘micro portal’. It’ll be a more complex build due to being double sided but there’s really no other way to fit everything. On the top we kept the two reset+boot buttons, indicator LEDs, and the NeoPixel got a shrink down to a 2020 (!) package. We kept the vertical STEMMA QT connector and nestled it along the battery port, so the cables wont drape over the screen. i2c battery monitor and temp/humidity/pressure sensor stays on the bottom.
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