Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: Adabox 019, Matrix Portal, Oscilloscopes, NeoKey Emoji Keyboard and much 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.
Strap yourself in, we’re launching in T-minus 10 seconds…Destination? A new Class M planet called ADABOX 019! “M” here stands for “Microcontroller” because this ADABOX is the first one to feature the newest technology from the Raspberry Pi sector: say hello to the RP2040.
It’s a speedy little microcontroller with lots of GPIO pins and 64 times more RAM than the Apollo Guidance Computer. Get ready to upgrade your desk’s mission control station with a CircuitPython powered Macropad – complete with 12 buttons, OLED display, speaker and rotary encoder.
Customize it for your spacecraft to help guide you through the great reaches of the unknown. (Or just have it type out your favorite emojis.)
Browse all that’s new in the Adafruit Learning System here!
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