Adafruit_BusIO-ification for prettier, easier-to-maintain Arduino libraries
Ever since we’ve started writing/porting CircuitPython drivers for sensors and displays and such, we’ve fallen in love with `busio` – our generalized I2C and SPI API which takes out the repetitive parts of writing drivers: i2c address scanning, writing registers, reading chunks of data and concatenating it, dealing with repeated-start chips. After doing a bunch of drivers, we started looking at our Arduino libraries with an itchy nose. Sure they worked, but they’d been building up a decade of cruft and low-level interfacing.
Then, tune in to the Adafruit GitHub repo to see the libraries as they’re updated each week to BusIO.
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