Just about all of Adafruit’s code and hardware is kept on GitHub – a web service that keeps track of code and files. Since we publish open source hardware and software, this works great to share our designs and also get feedback and improvements from the community.
By working together, a large group of people can improve and build upon the body of work that Adafruit has published. You can even find bugs or add new features, and submit those back to us so that everyone can benefit from your effort!
But how do you actually do that? GitHub isn’t the easiest site to use, and Git the versioning tool it builds upon can be challenging even for coding experts.
This guide aims to not only show you where to start, but provide you with the entire contribution path, beginning to end. This guide focuses on the Adafruit Learning System specifically.
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