Meowbit

by KittenBot

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From the creative and cat-lovin’ engineers at KittenBot comes the Meowbit - a handheld retro gaming computer for coding your own games with MakeCode Arcade and MicroPython. This design is really fun, with a GameBoy-like shape that can plug into micro:bit expansion boards. The built in display is a 160x128 color 1.8” TFT screen with the familiar ST7735 chipset over SPI. You also get 8 buttons (4-way D-Pad, A and B, menu and reset) to make games or interface with, and there’s also a built-in speaker and SD card. For inputs there’s a bunch of sensors including a light sensor, temperature sensor and even a 6-DoF gyro+accelerometer.

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CircuitPython 5.3.1

This is the latest stable release of CircuitPython that will work with the Meowbit.

Start here if you are new to CircuitPython.

Release Notes for 5.3.1

CircuitPython 6.0.0-rc.0

This is the latest unstable release of CircuitPython that will work with the Meowbit.

Unstable builds have the latest features but are more likely to have critical bugs.

Release Notes for 6.0.0-rc.0

Built-in modules available: _bleio, _pixelbuf, analogio, bitbangio, board, busio, digitalio, displayio, framebufferio, gamepad, math, microcontroller, neopixel_write, os, pulseio, pwmio, random, sdcardio, sharpdisplay, storage, struct, supervisor, terminalio, time, touchio, ulab, vectorio

Absolute Newest

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.

Past Releases

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.

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