New nEw NEWS From Adafruit Round-Up: January, February & March 2022

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We’ve been in daylight saving time for almost a month. The tulips and daffodils are blooming in NYC 🌷 it’s spring! Over the past few months we celebrated the Top 10s of 2021, Chinese New Year, Black History Month, Raspberry Pi’s 10th Birthday and Women’s History Month and have been super busy releasing tons of revisions, new products and guides in the Adafruit Learning System. Phew! Catch up on the last few months of New nEw NEWs below or lean into your chaotic energy and check out our top picks:


Vol. #240: Adafruit’s Top Ten New Products of 2021

  • Happy New Year!
  • Adafruit ESP32-S2 Feather – 2 MB PSRAM and STEMMA QT / Qwiic
  • Adafruit KB2040 – RP2040 Kee Boar Driver
  • Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week – Laura Kampf
  • Desk of Ladyada – Full Time Floppy Fun!
  • LED Sculpture Lamp

Vol. #241: ESP32-S2 TFT Feather – 4MB Flash, 2MB PSRAM, STEMMA QT

  • QT Py BFF with LiPoly charging and switch
  • Meditation Chanting Prayer Speaker Box
  • Adafruit ESP32-S2 TFT Feather – 4MB Flash, 2MB PSRAM, STEMMA QT
  • Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week – Valerie Aurora
  • Jonard Tools’ Technician’s Tool Bag Backpack
  • PyLeap EyeLights LED Glasses Rainbows for Circuit Playground Bluefruit

Vol. #242: Adafruit QT Py ESP32-S2 WiFi Dev Board with uFL Antenna Port

  • 5.25 inch 360K DOS Floppy drive as a USB key
  • Adafruit QT Py ESP32-S2 WiFi Dev Board with uFL Antenna Port – STEMMA QT
  • Adafruit ESP32-S2 TFT Feather – 4MB Flash, 2MB PSRAM, STEMMA QT
  • Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week – Dr. Karletta Chief
  • Feather Huzzah ESP32 V2
  • MagTag James Webb Telescope Status

Vol. #243: 7-Segment LED Matrix Backpack

  • Is this one of the smallest playable DOOM devices?
  • Adafruit 7-Segment LED Matrix Backpack – STEMMA QT / qwiic
  • Hot Air Helper Rework Station Plate with Two Ring Clamps
  • Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week – Clarice Phelps
  • Neo Trinkey Auto Screen Locker

Vol. #244:Happy Chinese/Lunar New Year 2022

  • Black History Month
  • ADXL375 – High G Accelerometer (+-200g) with I2C and SPI – STEMMA QT / Qwiic
  • ESP32 -S3 -DevKitC-1 – ESP32-S3-WROOM-2 – 32MB Flash 8MB PSRAM
  • Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week – Zara Rutherford
  • Arcade Synth Controller

Vol. #245: Pimoroni Interstate 75 – RP2040 LED Matrix Driver

  • Testing out the new Adafruit IO wippersnapper BME280 sensor support
  • Pimoroni Interstate 75 – RP2040 LED Matrix Driver – PIM584
  • 5V 1.2W Solar Panel – ETFE – Voltaic P124
  • Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week – Debra Laefer
  • Adafruit Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Gifts For A Special Someone
  • NeoPixel Mini VU Meter

Vol. #246: Turing Complete Labs 10 Digit Monochrome LCD Display

  • Ladyada on the Pi Cast
  • Turing Complete Labs 10 Digit Monochrome LCD Display – STEMMA QT / Qwiic
  • 64×64 RGB LED Matrix Panel – 2mm Pitch
  • Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week – Dajae Moe Williams
  • STEM Chat in Reinvented Magazine
  • Rotary Phone Dial Keypad

Vol. #247: Adafruit KB2040 🐷 RP2040 Kee Boar Driver

  • 5000 members in the Adafruit subreddit
  • Adafruit KB2040 RP2040 Kee Boar Driver
  • Adafruit Right Angle VEML7700 Lux Sensor – I2C Light Sensor
  • Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week – Daisy Gatson Bates
  • Wirelessly Program a Circuit Playground Bluefruit Using the File Glider App

Vol. #248: Adafruit ESP32 Feather V2 – 8MB Flash + 2 MB PSRAM – STEMMA QT

  • Raspberry Pi Turns 10!! Happy Birthday!!
  • Adafruit ESP32 Feather V2 – 8MB Flash + 2 MB PSRAM – STEMMA QT
  • Adafruit Feather RP2040 – Pink
  • Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week – Norma Merrick Sklarek
  • Touch Tone Phone Dial-a-Song

Vol. #249: Adafruit 1.9″ 320×170 Color IPS TFT Display

  • Women’s History Month: Electronics Designed by Women
  • Adafruit 1.9″ 320×170 Color IPS TFT Display – ST7789
  • RFID Wiz Kit by Smooth Technology
  • Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week – Dr. Shelley Ackerman
  • Raspberry Pi Care and Troubleshooting

Vol. #250: QT Py ESP32-C3 WiFi Dev Board with STEMMA QT

  • “Circuit Garden” by artist Kelly Heaton
  • Adafruit QT Py ESP32-C3 WiFi Dev Board with STEMMA QT
  • Adafruit Feather RP2040 – Pink
  • Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week – Dr. Kaitlyn Sadtler
  • Tools gift guide
  • Personal and Portable ESP32-S2 Web Server

Vol. #251: LiIon or LiPoly Charger BFF Add-On for QT Py

  • Verified Accounts Secured with 2FA for Some High-Demand Products
  • Adafruit LiIon or LiPoly Charger BFF Add-On for QT Py
  • Adafruit Ultimate GPS with USB – 66 channel w/10 Hz updates
  • Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week – Dr. Emma Pierson
  • a magnetometer that you can purchase
  • 3D Printed Heel Clips

Vol. #252: Solar Bug Kit 2.0 from Brown Dog Gadgets – 25-pack!

  • Hackaday Prize 2022: Sustainability, Resiliency, Circularity
  • Solar Bug Kit 2.0 from Brown Dog Gadgets – 25-pack
  • ADXL345 – Triple-Axis Accelerometer (+-2g/4g/8g/16g) w/ I2C/SPI – STEMMA QT / Qwiic
  • Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week – Alice Augusta Ball
  • Breakbeat Breadboard

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