Adafruit’s good friend Tod Kurt has been documenting CircuitPython tips and tricks on his GitHub, and the code snippets have been so helpful we asked him if he wanted to collaborate on turning them into a Learn Guide. Each trick has copy/paste-able code you can use to get things going.
Tod’s tricks (illusions?) also form the basis of many of the CircuitPython Parsec videos, and we’ve included them along-side the relevant tips and code samples in this guide.
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