The QT Py is a tiny little development board capable of big things. Big things are great, but LEDs are the best. QT Py plus LEDs is even better! This guide will help you get started using NeoPixel LEDs with your QT Py and QT Py Haxpress (A QT Py with a soldered-on flash chip). You'll learn how to wire up the board and LEDs, and how to get the software set up.

For the QT Py, you'll be provided with an example that includes some simple animations, such as blink and chase, with basic customisations so you can modify them to fit your needs.

If you've soldered up a QT Py Haxpress, you have the option to use it with the CircuitPython LED Animation library. This guide includes a page on how to use the LED Animation library with your QT Py Haxpress, with three examples to get you started, as well as links to details and more animations.

Let's get blinking!

Parts

Adafruit QT Py - SAMD21 Dev Board with STEMMA QT

PRODUCT ID: 4600
What a cutie pie! Or is it... a QT Py? This diminutive dev board comes with our favorite lil chip, the SAMD21 (as made famous in our GEMMA M0 and Trinket M0 boards).For...
$6.00
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Adafruit NeoPixel LED Strip with 3-pin JST Connector

PRODUCT ID: 3919
Plug in and glow, this Adafruit NeoPixel LED Strip with JST PH Connector has 30 total LEDs in a "60 LED per meter" spacing,...
$12.50
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Tiny breadboard

PRODUCT ID: 65
This a tiny little breadboard...half the size of a half-size breadboard! Measures 1.8" x 1.4" (
$4.00
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Premium Silicone Covered Male-Male Jumper Wires - 200mm x 40

PRODUCT ID: 4482
These premium male-male jumper wires are handy for making wire harnesses or jumpering between headers on PCBs. They're 200mm (~7.8") long and come loose as a pack of...
$9.95
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USB C to USB C Cable - USB 3.1 Gen 4 with E-Mark - 6" long

PRODUCT ID: 4198
As technology changes and adapts, so does Adafruit! Rather than the regular USB A, this cable has USB C to USB C plugs!USB C is the latest...
$8.50
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USB C to USB C Cable - USB 3.1 Gen 4 with E-Mark - 1 meter long

PRODUCT ID: 4199
As technology changes and adapts, so does Adafruit! Rather than the regular USB A, this cable has USB C to USB C plugs!USB C is the latest...
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USB Type A to Type C Cable - 6" long

PRODUCT ID: 4472
As technology changes and adapts, so does Adafruit. This  USB Type A to Type C cable will help you with the transition to USB C, even if you're still...
$2.95
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USB Type A to Type C Cable - approx 1 meter / 3 ft long

PRODUCT ID: 4474
As technology changes and adapts, so does Adafruit. This  USB Type A to Type C cable will help you with the transition to USB C, even if you're still...
$4.95
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This guide was first published on Oct 14, 2020. It was last updated on Oct 14, 2020.
This page (Overview) was last updated on Oct 25, 2020.