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It’s half USB Key, half Adafruit Trinket, half mini slide pot!

The Slider Trinkey is the circuit board with a Trinket M0 heart, NeoPixel glow, and a 35mm long 10KΩ slide potentiometer. The PCB is designed to slip into any USB A port on a computer or laptop. There’s an ATSAMD21 microcontroller on board with just enough circuitry to keep it happy. One pin of the microcontroller connects to the middle of the slide potentiometer as an analog input. Another connects to two NeoPixel LEDs. The third pin can be used as a capacitive touch input. A reset button lets you enter bootloader mode if necessary. That’s it!

The Adafruit Slider Trinkey guide has everything you need to get started with your Slider Trinkey. There’s an overview, pinouts, CircuitPython and Arduino basics, and resource downloads. There are examples of how to use the Slider Trinkey in both CircuitPython and Arduino.

Check out the full guide: Adafruit Slider Trinkey!


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