❤️❤️❤️ a 5×5 LED back-board for QT Py boards?

Backboard

when we saw GeekMomProject’s tweet https://twitter.com/GeekMomProjects/status/1479210241807900676 about a new lil 5×5 RGB board, we were all 🤩 – it’s almost QT Py shaped but not compatible. And all our QT Py boards are already jam packed, we couldn’t really add this many neopixels to an existing design. but what if we made a lil board that could solder onto the BACK of a QT Py? that way it wouldn’t get in the way of buttons or the QT connector. and with short headers it would make for a super skinny sandwich. but what should we call it? there’s already Shields, FeatherWings, HATs, Capes… for now we’re calling it a BFF (since everyone wants to be bff’s with a qt py) but still pondering it… buddies are a neat name too…


other names in the twitter replies so far… sandwiches with slices, booty, chiclets, and mullets 🙂


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1 Comment

  1. How about a “Pal”? QT Py Pal sounds cool to me. You should totally also make a “shim/spacer” so that you can use the double sided QT Py boards with this: the samd21 one is great for quick hacks but the RAM is a little small for CircuitPython sometimes. (Didn’t help the first thing I tried was the emc2101 which has a hefty feature set and library 😁, though I did eventually strip/split it enough to work)

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