Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: Adafruit nOOds Überguide, Raspberry Pi Pico W, custom EagleCAD symbol, step switches with LEDs and more!

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Raspberry Pi Pico W + CircuitPython – BLINK 🙂

This firmware UF2 for the Raspberry Pi Pico W LOOKS simple enough… on boot it blinks the onboard LED 3 times and then boots into CircuitPython 8. but, looks can be deceiving! the LED on the Pico W is not connected to a GPIO on the RP2040… it’s connected to a GPIO on the WiFi/BLE module! that blinking means that we’re able to load firmware and communicate with the module in the CircuitPython firmware, an important first step before we implement the rest of the wireless stack. soon, we’ll have CircuitPython and the hundreds of libraries and IoT examples ready to run on the Pico W, we can’t wait to show you more as we get ready for folks to test it out 🙂 – video.

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Raspberry Pi SSD Media Server

Build your own media server using Raspberry Pi 4 and an external SSD. Stream live TV and movies with Plex using the Chromium web browser, or install any other network drive / streaming software to run on this all-in-one lunchbox sized Pi-based server.

Use an SSD to store all of your media and get blazing fast read and write speeds using a SATA to USB 3.0 cable.

Build a PC tower inspired 3D printed case. Secure the Pi and extra accessories such as a 1.9in TFT display, 5V fan, 2x buttons and a power switch with an LED.

Side panels attach to the frame making this a modular design for easy access. The case features a handle with a print-in-place hinge for transport.

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