Customizing USB Devices in CircuitPython @adafruit @circuitpython #keyboard
CircuitPython 7.0.0, which is in development, allows you to customize at run-time the USB devices it presents. It’s ideal for keyboards, volume controls, or other USB appliances you leave plugged in all the time. You can hide the CIRCUITPY drive, or turn off the REPL serial connection. You can also control which HID devices are available, and define custom HID devices such as specialized game controllers. And you can add another data-only serial connection which is separate from the REPL console.
It just takes a few lines of code in boot.py. Read all about it in our new guide Customizing USB Devices in CircuitPython. If you’d like to try out these new capabilities, download the “Absolute Newest” build for your board from circuitpython.org. An alpha version of 7.0.0 will also be available soon.
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