LumiDrive

by SparkFun

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The LumiDrive LED Driver is SparkFun’s foray into all things Python on micro-controllers. With the SparkFun LumiDrive you will be able to control and personalize a whole strand of APA102s directly from the board itself. We’ve broken out a number of analog and digital pins from the on board SAMD21G-AU microcontroller to incorporate your own external buttons, switches, and other interfaces to interact with your addressable LED strip.

It feels like Arduino, but without the need to upload and compile code. Because the LumiDrive opens up like a USB drive on your computer when you plug it in and the code you write lives directly inside the drive it feels very much like an Arduino-device. The fact that you don’t need to upload and compile code makes it a great transitionary LED driver from your traditional Arduino!

The SparkFun LumiDrive has been equipped with a USB-C connector which is capable enough to supply up to 1.5 Amps from a 3.1 USB port, a LiPo connector and charge circuit for portable power, as well as two poke-home connectors to allow you to plug in wires without the need for solder.

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CircuitPython 6.0.0

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

Start here if you are new to CircuitPython.

Release Notes for 6.0.0

Built-in modules available: _pixelbuf, analogio, bitbangio, board, busio, countio, digitalio, displayio, gamepad, i2cperipheral, math, microcontroller, neopixel_write, nvm, os, pulseio, pwmio, random, rotaryio, rtc, storage, struct, supervisor, terminalio, time, touchio, usb_hid, usb_midi

CircuitPython 6.1.0-beta.1

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

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

Release Notes for 6.1.0-beta.1

Built-in modules available: _pixelbuf, analogio, bitbangio, board, busio, countio, digitalio, displayio, gamepad, i2cperipheral, math, microcontroller, neopixel_write, nvm, os, pulseio, pwmio, random, rotaryio, rtc, storage, struct, supervisor, terminalio, time, touchio, usb_hid, usb_midi

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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