The first ESP32-C3 QT Py off the machine line…

This is going to be our first RISC V based dev board, and isn’t that something to celebrate? It’s a QT Py based on the ESP32-C3 which is a WiFi + BLE chipset with RISC V instead of tensilica core. This chip is a little new, but it does seem to have fairly good Arduino support, we’re able to do WiFi tests and thankfully someone sent us a patch for NeoPixels so that’s glowing as well. This chip has a built in USB-to-Serial converter (*not* native USB!) so there’s a ROM bootloader, great for beginners because its not brickable. There are not a lot of pins on the C3, its a very minimal chip, so the QT Py is actually a perfect format. this particular board is the first off the machine line this morning, so it’ll be in the shop soooooon https://www.adafruit.com/product/5405


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1 Comment

  1. Lilypad is a nice board for “wearables” and many people would love to have some wearable powered by a RISC-V MCU.

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