Retro blinkenlights: driving 4 charlieplex LED matrices #AdafruitPlayground #FeaturedNote @Adafruit
I recently released another retrocomputer miniature that incorporates a handful of Adafruit boards so I thought that I’d share the details here.
The original Connection Machines were built in the late 80s and early 90s to provide a few thousand hyper-connected processors which at the time was rather unique. If you’re interested, here’s a wikipedia page about them.
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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