Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: ESP32-S3 Feather, Coding your Bluetooth Device with CircuitPython, NeoPixel Ring Lamp and more!

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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.


BLOG

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Silkscreen respin for an ESP32-S3 Feather

Oh heck, why not re-spin the ESP32-S2 Feather layout for the S3 mini modules we just sampled? Support for this chip is very new, but maybe this will inspire some development 🙂 We mostly just had to change the back silkscreen – this module has 8MB flash but no PSRAM. We like that we’ll be able to reuse the tester and stencil and pick-place program! We’ll order the PCBs now so when the modules come in we can run them pretty fast. Hopefully in a few weeks the PSRAM version will be available, that will be a great lil upgrade, coming soon 🙂

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LEARN

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Wirelessly Code your Bluetooth Device with CircuitPython

Many people are familiar with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for connecting peripherals such as mice and keyboards or event some headphones or earbuds. However, BLE can do so much more. Did you know you can transfer files over BLE? This is the basis for being able to edit CircuitPython files directly on your device.

Adafruit has been working on a new web-based Code Editor for CircuitPython. This allows you to edit files directly on your Bluetooth devices using just the Chrome web browser without installing any additional software. The great thing about this code editor is it is written completely in JavaScript, so it only runs on your computer and none of your data is ever uploaded to a server.

Learn more!

More LEARN

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Maker Business — Pololu’s account of the chip shortage

Wearables — Getting overly ambitious with EL wire

Electronics — Invisible Bugs

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: MicroPython SAMD Support, ESP32-S3 Feather and much more! #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython @micropython @ThePSF

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Microsoft MakeCode — MakeCode Thank You!

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