LED backpacks are bright and beautiful LED displays with a built-in controller chip that makes them super easy to use. These displays come in all sorts of varieties, like matrices that are a grid of LED pixels or segment displays that can show numbers and characters. Because these displays use LEDs they're bright and easy to read--perfect for showing simple measurements, time, basic graphics, and more.
And now you can use LED backpack displays with Python. This guide explores how to use LED matrix, 7-segment, and 14-segment quad alphanumeric displays with CircuitPython and MicroPython!
Be sure to check out the Adafruit LED Backpack guide for details on all of the LED backpack modules.