Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: Adafruit STEMMA Piezo Driver Am, Open-Source Code, Star Trek Day 2023, #VintageComputing and 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.
Video: Writing an Arduino driver with OpenAI ChatGPT and PDF parsing – September 2023
OpenAI’s ChatGPT appears to have been trained on a lot of Adafruit’s 10+ years of open-source code. We’ve recently experimented with using ChatGPT for Arduino (C/C++) library and driver authoring in conjunction with Limor “Ladyada” the primary author.
Much like our editorial guidelines adafruit.com/editorialstandards, if we use any AI or generative tools, including ChatGPT we’ll disclose that in a comment and provide the link to the service or tool used and, when used for published code, and when possible, we’ll share the exact chat logs used (OpenAI ChatGPT). Limor does not use GitHub Copilot at this time for published open-source code.
This guide will cover how to add a temperature/humidity sensor to Home Assistant using MQTT and Circuit Python. It is assumed that you already have a Home Assistant server up and running and that you have already installed the Mosquitto broker Add-on.
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