Feather is the new development board from Adafruit, and like it's namesake it is thin, light, and lets you fly! We designed Feather to be a new standard for portable microcontroller cores. This is the Adafruit Feather HUZZAH ESP8266 - our take on an 'all-in-one' ESP8226 WiFi development boardwith built in USB and battery charging. Its an ESP8266 WiFi module with all the extras you need, ready to rock!
Spin two DC motors or step one bi-polar or uni-polar stepper with up to 1.2A per channel using the DRV8833. This motor driver chip is a nice alternative to the TB6612 driver. Like that chip, you get 2 full H-bridges, but this chip is better for low voltage uses (can run from 2.7V up to 10.8V motor power) and has built in current limiting capability. We set it up for 1A current limiting so you don't get more than 2A per chip, but you can also disable the current limiting, or change it to a different limit!
To keep costs low, the Raspberry Pi does not include a Real Time Clock module. Instead, users are expected to have it always connected to WiFi or Ethernet and keep time by checking the network. Since we want to include an external module, we'll have to wire one up. We'll go with the easy-to-use and low-cost DS1307.
Here's a guide to quickly and easily adding exciting, colorful lighting effects to your props. Using the accelerometer, speaker, and NeoPixel LEDs built into the Circuit Playground, you can have sounds and lights for idle animations, along with two different effects triggered by waving and striking your foam sword, cosplay blaster, magic wand, and more.
Build a creepy, glowing test tube display... if you dare. A Feather microcontroller makes the UV LEDs shine to create dazzling effects in the fluorescent pigment-and-water filled test tubes. Easy-to-assemble black iron pipe forms the base of this labware set. The perfect prop for your own haunted house or creepy laboratory.
CircuitPython is the best new way to code microcontrollers. But what if you want to run that same code on a more POWERFUL computer like a Raspberry Pi (or really any Linux SBC?) Well now you can - take advantage of the wide collection of drivers and example code we have for CircuitPython and now you can run it right on your Pi!
What's better than a single LED? Lots of LEDs! The matrices use a driver chip that does all the heavy lifting for you: They have a built in clock so they multiplex the display. They use constant-current drivers for ultra-bright, consistent color, 1/16 step display dimming, all via a simple I2C interface. Here is a detailed guide showing you how to solder, wire and control the display.
Thermocouples are very sensitive, requiring a good amplifier with a cold-compensation reference, as well as calculations to handle any non-linearities. For a long time we've suggested our MAX31855K breakout, which works great but is only for K-type thermocouples. Now we're happy to offer a great new thermocouple amplifier/converter that can handle just about any type of thermocouple, and even has the ability to give you notification when the temperature goes out of range, or a fault occurs. Very fancy! This converter communicates over 4-wire SPI and can interface with any K, J, N, R, S, T, E, or B type thermocouple