Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: 100 CircuitPython Community Libraries, #WHM2023, #WorldPuppetryDay, #WorldWaterDay, MIDI Controlled Robot Lyre with CircuitPython & More!
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.
The CircuitPython community reached a big milestone together! There are now 100 libraries in the CircuitPython Community Bundle! CircuitPython libraries are separate files designed to work with CircuitPython code.
What they don’t tell you about starting a band is that the hardest part is organizing the people. So, why not skip that step and build a bunch of MIDI controlled robots to play music with?
In this project, you’ll mount servo motors over the strings of a lyre. The servos will pluck those strings when they receive MIDI NoteOn messages via a Feather RP2040 running CircuitPython. You can control the lyre with an eternal MIDI controller or by sending MIDI out from your favorite DAW program.
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