Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: Adafruit AR Update, Essential Sci-Fi, RGBMatrix on Adafruit Feather RP2040, Circuit sculptures and more!


We’ve got so much happening here at Adafruit that it’s not always easy to keep up! Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered. Each week we’ll be posting a handy round-up of what we’ve been up to, ranging from learn guides to blog articles, videos, and more.


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Adafruit AR Update #11 #RaspberryPi #Teensy

We’ve recently added the Teensy 4.1 and Raspberry pi-400 to our list of third-party boards that can be recognized by our Board Scanner Mode in Adafruit AR. Scan your Teensy 4.1, Raspberry pi-400, or Raspberry pi Pico to reveal an AR overlay of the boards pinouts and power pins.

Not aware of our Adafruit AR app? The Adafruit AR app is an awesome way to not only see some cool things happen in AR, but also informs you about Adafruit devices and electronic info.
Here you can meet our virtual Adabot, that gives you some electronic tips and facts. Adafruit AR also has interactive overlays on real-life microcontroller boards and displays 3D models, guides, & videos too!
Download Adafruit AR today!

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UPDATED GUIDE: RGBMatrix on Adafruit Feather RP2040 @Adafruit @CircuitPython

With its generous 264kB of RAM, the Raspberry Pi RP2040 is perfect for driving RGB matrix displays. To make it easy, you can use the Adafruit Feather RP2040 together with the Adafruit RGB Matrix Featherwing Kit. We’ve added a new page showing the code you’ll need to get those pretty, pretty lights going:

Learn more!


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8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!

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