Compatible Hardware

Write your code in Python and connect it to the internet with Adafruit IO!

CircuitPython Libraries for Raspberry Pi

We’ve written a special library called Adafruit Blinka to provide the layer that translates the CircuitPython hardware API to whatever library the Linux board provides.

We’ve got tons of projects, libraries and example code for CircuitPython on microcontrollers, and thanks to the flexibility and power of Python, it’s easy to get it working with microcomputers like Raspberry Pi or other ‘Linux with GPIO pins available’ single board computers.

What does this mean for Adafruit IO?

You can control your Raspberry Pi by writing Python code, but what about connecting that to the internet? 

We've updated the Adafruit IO library with usage examples for Python and Adafruit IO

Suggested Hardware

The Raspberry Pi Zero W offers all the benefits of the full-sized Pi and built-in WiFi. This board is perfect for Adafruit IO projects which require a Feather-like form factor.

Raspberry Pi Zero W

PRODUCT ID: 3400
If you didn't think that the Raspberry Pi Zero could possibly get any better, then boy do we have a pleasant surprise for you! The new Raspberry Pi Zero W...
OUT OF STOCK

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ boasts a 64-bit quad core processor, 5GHz wireless LAN and faster (300mbps) Ethernet. If you'd like to have a beefier hardware platform to use with Adafruit IO and possibly some more intensive libraries (such as OpenCV) - this is the ideal hardware platform for your project.. 

Raspberry Pi 3 - Model B+ - 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 with 1GB RAM

PRODUCT ID: 3775
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is the most popular Raspberry Pi computer made, and the Pi Foundation knows you can always make a good thing better! And what could make the Pi 3...
$35.00
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I don't see the board I wish to use listed here.

Adafruit Blinka is in development. As we continue to develop it, we'll be adding more board support. 

For a complete list of boards supported, visit the CircuitPython.org page for Blinka.

This guide was first published on Jun 13, 2018. It was last updated on Jun 13, 2018. This page (Compatible Hardware) was last updated on Nov 17, 2019.