The Great Search: Finding An Eval Board For Your Chip! #TheGreatSearch #DigiKey @DigiKey @Adafruit
Catching up to a project we started last month (video) – we need to redesign some of our boards due to the chip shortage.
We decided to move from the SAMD09 to the ATtiny816 because it seems available/low cost and capable enough. Once you’ve spec’d the chip, it’s nice to get an eval board or two. This will get us going quickly! I’ll share some tip for what I look for in an eval board, as well as how to find an eval board even if one doesn’t exist for your chip.dir tay*
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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.