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NEW PRODUCTS THIS WEEK
i2c / SPI character LCD backpack – STEMMA QT / Qwiic
Character LCDs are a fun and easy way to have your microcontroller project talk back to you. They are also common, and easy to get, available in tons of colors and sizes. We’ve written tutorials on using character LCDs with an Arduino (or similar microcontroller) but find that the number of pins necessary to control the LCD can be restrictive, especially with ambitious projects. We wanted to make a ‘backpack’ (add-on circuit) that would reduce the number of pins without a lot of expense.
Adafruit Bicolor LED Square Pixel Matrix with I2C Backpack – Qwiic / STEMMA QT
What’s better than a single LED? Lots of LEDs! A fun way to make a small colorful display is to use a 1.2″ Bi-color 8×8 LED Matrix. Matrices like these are ‘multiplexed’ – so to control all the 128 LEDs you need 24 pins. That’s a lot of pins, and there are driver chips like the MAX7219 that can help control a matrix for you but there’s a lot of wiring to set up and they take up a ton of space. Here at Adafruit we feel your pain! After all, wouldn’t it be awesome if you could control a matrix without tons of wiring? That’s where these adorable LED matrix backpacks come in.
Adafruit ESP32-S3 Feather with STEMMA QT / Qwiic – 8MB Flash No PSRAM
The ESP32-S3 has arrived in Feather format – and what a great way to get started with this powerful new chip from Espressif! With dual 240 MHz cores, WiFi and BLE support, and native USB, this Feather is great for powering your IoT projects.
Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 NoIR – 12MP 75 Degree Infrared Lens
Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 is a compact camera from Raspberry Pi. It offers an IMX708 12-megapixel sensor with HDR and features phase detection autofocus. Camera Module 3 is available in standard and wide-angle variants, both of which are available with or without an infrared cut filter.
Adafruit microSD Card BFF Add-On for QT Py and Xiao
Our QT Py boards are a great way to make very small microcontroller projects that pack a ton of power – and now we have a way for you to add a ton of storage, for reading and writing, with a micro SD card slot that can fit on the back of your miniature dev board. It uses the three SPI pins plus one chip select pin to access megs or gigs of data.
Adafruit NeoKey BFF for Mechanical Key Add-On for QT Py and Xiao – For MX Compatible Switches
Our QT Py boards are a great way to make very small microcontroller projects that pack a ton of power – and now we have a way for you to quickly add a nice mechanical key that also can glow any color of the rainbow.
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