I really like the QT Py board from Adafruit, and if you have one, this is a must-have accessory. The NeoPixel Grid BFF Add-On for QT Py and Xiao adds a grid of 5×5 individually addressable RGB LEDs. It’s the perfect form factor for the QT Py or XIAO, and the LEDs are bright and perfectly placed on the PCB. You need to see the demo video on the Adafruit product page to appreciate how fun a 5×5 RGB matrix looks. If you love LEDs and tiny PCBs, then you need to pick up this inexpensive BFF for the QT Py or XIAO microcontroller.
HackSpace rates it a 9/10, saying “A great companion to the QT Py or XIAO.”
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