CircuitPython for the Metro ESP32-S2 uses different pin names than you may be used to. Many CircuitPython boards use the D prefix for digital pin names, such as D1 or D12. The pin names for the Metro ESP32-S2 use the IO prefix, such as IO1 or IO12.
The pin numbers on the Metro ESP32-S2 match the ESP32-S2 'low level chip pin numbers' that ESP32 users are most familiar with. The pins are not numbered like other typical Metro-shaped boards, so where you may expect pin 0 to be, its actually IO5.
We're not yet using D prefix names to avoid the confusion of having D-prefix names not match the IO pins.
The following pins have both the standard CircuitPython pin name and the IOx pin name available:
- Analog pins A0-A5
- Default I2C port SCL & SDA
- Default SPI port SCK, MISO, MOSI
- Default hardware Serial port RX, TX
- LED (red LED)
- NEOPIXEL (built in RGB LED)
The following diagram shows the standard CircuitPython pin names, the IO pin names, the singleton names and the debug/DFU pins.