Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: Halloween Gift Guide, Manufacturing Day 2023, Updated Adafruit Learn guides, Qualia ESP32-S3 for RGB-666 Displays and more!

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Adafruit Gift Guide: Halloween

We’re crunching leaves under our feet, we’re slurping apple cider, we’re marking up our calendars with trips to the pumpkin patch, which all means…Halloween is just around the corner! And we are so here for it.

That being said, it can be tricky picking just the right flourish to tie together your costume design or finish your fright-tastic front-lawn setup, so we thought we’d treat you to a list of some of our spooky season favorites.

Click through to see some of our fav products and guides from the Adafruit Learning System that will make your Halloween a little bit spookier!

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Updated Adafruit Learn guide: Adafruit IO Basics: Feeds

Feeds are the core of the Adafruit IO system. A feed holds data and meta-data that you have sent to Adafruit IO.

Data is the information you want Adafruit IO to store. For example, temperature data, fan speed, or whether a light switch is turned on or off. Note that the data does not have to represent a physical thing, but it often does!

Meta-data includes settings for whether the data is public or private, what license the stored sensor data falls under, and a general description of the data for humans to read.

For users programming with Adafruit IO (i.e.: Writing code that interfaces with Adafruit IO’s API directly via MQTT or REST):


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