Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: Pretty Pins, QT Py with CH552, New Music Alert, Soundboard Speaker for Bikes & Scooters & 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

Pretty Pins for SAMD51 Boards on the way!

We like to use our Pretty Pins generator to make lovely and *accurate* diagrams of dev boards. It starts with the Fritzing object (which is generated from the original Eagle files), and then cross references the Arduino and CircuitPython variant definition file to get the true pin names of each exposed pad and signal. Finally it looks up the multiplexing functionality for that gpio pin on the chip in a spreadsheet to generate the lovely label boxes.

Check out the full post here!

More BLOG:

Keeping with tradition, we covered quite a bit this past week. Here’s a kinda short nearing medium length list of highlights:


LEARN

Soundboard Speaker for Bikes & Scooters

Make this portable soundboard that you can attach to any bike or scooter!

It’s got arcade buttons that playback and mix audio files, so you can honk your horn while playing an engine sound effect.

See the full guide here!

More LEARN:

Browse all that’s new in the Adafruit Learning System here!


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Maker Business — “Packaging” chips in the US

Wearables — Enclosures help fight body humidity in costumes

Electronics — Transformers: More than meets the eye!

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: Silicon Labs introduces CircuitPython support, and more! #CircuitPython #Python #micropython @ThePSF @Raspberry_Pi

Adafruit IoT Monthly — Guardian Robot, Weather-wise Umbrella Stand, and more!

Microsoft MakeCode — MakeCode Thank You!

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