It’s half USB Key, half Adafruit QT Py, and a lotta RP2040…it’s Trinkey QT2040, the circuit board with an RP2040 heart and Stemma QT legs. Folks are loving the QT Py 2040 we made, but maybe you want something plug-and-play. So we thought, hey what if we made something like that plugs right into your computer’s USB port? And this is what we came up with!
The PCB is designed to slip into any USB A port on a computer or laptop. There’s an RP2040 microcontroller on board with just enough circuitry to keep it happy. There’s an RGB NeoPixel, a reset and bootloader or user button and a STEMMA QT Port on the end. That’s it!
With the body of the board being 1.0” x 0.7” and four mounting holes, you can attach just about any of our QT boards right on (some are a little larger so just check that has the holes in the same locations). Use M2.5 sized standoffs and screws to do so, you could use 2 diagonal at a minimum. Then use a shorty QT cable and you’ve got a custom sensor Trinkey for any sensor purpose.
The board comes with 8 MB of QSPI flash memory so you can put all of our CircuitPython drivers on the disk!
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This is the latest stable release of CircuitPython that will work with the Trinkey QT2040.
Start here if you are new to CircuitPython.
Built-in modules available: _bleio, _pixelbuf, analogio, audiobusio, audiocore, audiomp3, audiopwmio, binascii, bitbangio, bitmaptools, bitops, board, busio, countio, digitalio, displayio, errno, framebufferio, gamepad, json, math, microcontroller, msgpack, neopixel_write, nvm, os, pulseio, pwmio, random, re, rgbmatrix, rotaryio, rtc, sdcardio, sharpdisplay, storage, struct, supervisor, terminalio, time, touchio, ulab, usb_hid, usb_midi, vectorio, watchdog
This is the latest unstable release of CircuitPython that will work with the Trinkey QT2040.
Unstable builds have the latest features but are more likely to have critical bugs.
Built-in modules available: _bleio, _pixelbuf, adafruit_bus_device, analogio, audiobusio, audiocore, audiomixer, audiomp3, audiopwmio, binascii, bitbangio, bitmaptools, bitops, board, busio, countio, digitalio, displayio, errno, fontio, framebufferio, gamepad, imagecapture, json, math, microcontroller, msgpack, neopixel_write, nvm, os, pulseio, pwmio, random, re, rgbmatrix, rotaryio, rtc, sdcardio, sharpdisplay, storage, struct, supervisor, synthio, terminalio, time, touchio, ulab, usb_cdc, usb_hid, usb_midi, vectorio, watchdog
Every time we commit new code to CircuitPython we automatically build binaries for each board and language. The binaries are stored on Amazon S3, organized by board, and then by language. Try them if you want the absolute latest and are feeling daring or want to see if a problem has been fixed.
All previous releases are listed on GitHub, with release notes, and are available for download from Amazon S3. They are handy for testing, but otherwise we recommend using the latest stable release. Some older GitHub release pages include the same binaries for downloading. But we have discontinued including binaries as assets on newer release pages because of the large number of files for each release.