Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: My Little Hacker, Boxing Glove Tracker, Raspberry Pi Pico, Adafruit NeoKey BFF and more!


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My Little Hacker: Making an MVP (Minimum Viable Player) for the Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes hack

In this segment of My Little Hacker, we’ve removed the old PCB and it’s time to prototype new guts with an ESP32-S2 QT Py and an I2S add-on board. the S2 has stereo DACs but they’re only 8-bit and you can’t DMA to them, so I2S is definitely the way to go. but can we use CircuitPython to stream 22KHz WAV files over I2S? will the speaker play nice with our MAX98357 amp? and what about that 2xAA power supply, will it work without a booster? Tune in to find out!

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PyLeap ESP32-S2 TFT Boxing Glove Tracker w/ Adafruit IO

Track your punches with precision on Adafruit IO using this accelerometer-powered Boxing Glove tracker with an ESP32-S2 TFT!

This project allows you to build your custom Boxing Glove Tracker using a Feather ESP32-S2 TFT running CircuitPython with an ADXL345 accelerometer. The ESP32-S2 TFT reads accelerometer data to measure the force of punches you throw.

The data collected by the accelerometer will then be sent to Adafruit IO, where you can visualize and analyze your training performance over time.

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