The Adafruit MacroPad RP2040 guide has been updated to include a section on using the Adafruit CircuitPython MacroPad library! It includes setup, installation, and examples of using each of the features, including reading key presses, the rotary encoder position and the rotary encoder switch state, light up the NeoPixel LEDs, displaying text and images on the display, and using HID and MIDI! If you’re looking to get started quickly with your MacroPad using CircuitPython, this update is for you!
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