Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: The Adafruit Learning System has 2,500 guides, American Manufacturing, Adafruit MacroPad RP2040 and more!
ADAFRUIT WEEKLY EDITORIAL ROUND-UP
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.
The Adafruit Learning System has 2,500 guides – THANK YOU!
As of last week, the Adafruit Learning System has 2,500 guides! Thank you to the entire team at Adafruit who builds and makes learn.adafruit.com one of the best resources online for learning. Thank you to all our authors, and contributors for putting your smarts out there for so many to build their dreams with. Thank you to our teams and friends that take photos, shoot video, write code, and helped make something so special for so many.
Most of all, thank you to the folks who read, learn, and share learn.adafruit.com and use it to help others.
Strap yourself in, we’re launching in T-minus 10 seconds…Destination? A new Class M planet called MACROPAD! M here, stands for Microcontroller because this 3×4 keyboard controller features the newest technology from the Raspberry Pi sector: say hello to the RP2040. It’s speedy little microcontroller with lots of GPIO pins and a 64 times more RAM than the Apollo Guidance Computer. We added 8 MB of flash memory for plenty of storage.
Browse all that’s new in the Adafruit Learning System here!
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