Congratulations on your new snowflake!
This board is a result of a lab64's 2018 HoLLiday workshop, courtesy of Stanford's Electrical Engineering Department. lab64: lab64.stanford.edu
All the design files, including hardware and software, for this project are available on github: snowflake github: https://github.com/maholli/snowflake
This board can be programmed with arduino or circuitpython (default).
If you'd like to switch to arduino, plug it into your computer via USB, and quickly double-click the "RST" button. A new drive called FEATHERBOOT will appear. You can now flash it normally using the Arduino IDE and choosing "Adafruit Feather M0" as the board.
- To switch back to circuitpython, put the board into FEATHERBOOT mode again, and drag the "snowflake_v1a.uf2" file (found on the github) onto the drive. It will automatically reset once the transfer is complete.
This board is based on the Adafruit Feather M0
- To learn how to use the LEDs or capacitive-touch buttons, please read Adafruit's wonderful tutorials: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-circuit-playground-express/what-is-circuitpython
A few pins on the board have been given special names, these used the "board" descriptor. The remainder of the pins must be addressed using the "microcontroller" descriptor.
- The LEDs are called "NEOPIXEL" and you can operate them as described here: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-circuit-playground-express/circuitpython-neopixel
- There are TWO capacitive touch buttons named "CAP0" and "CAP1" respectively. These buttons correspond to the two pointy bits of the snowflake opposite from the USB connector.
- Example files can be found on the snowflake github listed above.
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Have fun! <3 lab64 team 2018