The Great Search: We Love Flip-Flopping When Parts Are Hard to Find! #TheGreatSearch @DigiKey @Adafruit
Designing hardware during the parts shortage is really challenging – you need to spec parts but there’s now a risk you won’t be able to get it.
Historically this maybe meant a delay of a few weeks or at worst, months. Now some parts are delayed 2 years! We’re revising some designs we were about to launch with ‘flip flop’ designs – where we lay out two alternative packages.
We don’t know the official name for this technique, we borrowed it from fixies https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flip-flop_hub Let’s take a look at how we picked the packages and how we laid out the design to accommodate ’em.
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!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.