Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: Raspberry Pi Pico, Adafruit QT Py ESP32 Pico, QT Py RP2040 , NASA’s Webb images and 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

 

A Raspberry Pi Pico ‘pal’ we’re knocking around in our CAD software today

whenever we start making add-ons we always do a protoboard first, and so it is that this is adafruit’s first design for a Raspi Pico add-on. it’s the simplest and ‘cheapest’ to start – just a through-hole PCB with a spot for a THM reset button and some pads for creating a custom wiring jig. there’s not really enough space for a DIP chip plus holes on either side so we went with just strips of pads, with power buses, a ground bus, and all the GPIO broken out. we can use this as we design more boards! now all we need is a name for what to call these pico pals… stay tuned, we have some ideas 🙂

More BLOG:


LEARN

Owl IR TV Remote

Build your own IR remote using QT Py RP2040 and CircuitPython! The LED arcade button can be programmed to transmit just about any IR signal.

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Electronics — Current limiting!

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