Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: Feather M4 Adalogger, Adabox 020 Updates, Arduino Code, No-Code WipperSnapper Water Detection 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.
We’ve been meaning to do a little revision of our favorite Feather M4 – all the things we’ve learned to love in the last few years! From our RP2040 we’re borrowing the built-in STEMMA QT I2C port and 8MB QSPI flash. From the STM32 Feather, the bottom SD card slot. From our upcoming ESP32-S2 Feather, lower power usage by putting the I2C/SD/NeoPixel on disable-able power. We still like our original Feather M4 but who doesn’t love a glow-up? Gonna try this new PCB in pink 🙂 It also comes with USB-C.
We are thinking of doing a RP2040 Adalogger as well, with an SD card, but only if a bunch of ya’ll want it, so make some noise if so 🙂
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