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Giant Board has been selected for a design contest hosted by electromaker.io in partnership with Microchip. It's free to enter, and there will be $2000 in cash prizes! For a chance to win, you just need to submit a Giant Board project idea that's under 150 words. On a related note, you can now pick up a Wi-Fi FeatherWing on its own, without a bundled Giant Board. Read the full update.
If you backed the campaign and have not yet received your Giant Board or Wi-Fi FeatherWing bundle, you can expect it to arrive soon! Pre-orders and stock purchases should be on their way within the next few weeks. Read the full update.
Beta Giant Boards and Beta Wi-Fi FeatherWing Bundles will ship to backers in January. If you need to update your shipping address for any reason, please do so now. Read the full update.
We have received all of the Giant Board and Wi-Fi FeatherWing parts! They are now on their way to the manufacturer, who will soon begin making your Giant Boards. We have also been working to improve Giant Board's support for USB gadgets, including serial consoles, Ethernet, and mass storage. Read the full update.
Delays, out-of-the-box feature support, updated build tools, and additional GPIO libraries Read the full update.
We hit our funding goal! With the campaign coming to a close in the next 24 hours, there is still some time to back us if you haven’t already. Thanks to each and every one of you who has helped us get here! Read the full update.
Two days left! In this update we want to provide a brief overview of the Wi-Fi FeatherWing and demonstrate how easy it is to use. We’ll show you how to enable Wi-Fi using U-Boot overlays, how to get online using connman, and how to verify that everything is working. Read the full update.
By using a U-Boot device tree overlay that enables common interfaces like I²C and SPI, you can easily leverage CircuitPython to communicate with a great number of devices. In this brief overview, we will pull data from an Adafruit BMP280 sensor and render it on an Adafruit OLED FeatherWing display. Read the full update.
We provide Build Tools that allow anyone, regardless of their experience level, to configure, compile, and build Giant Board OS images. In this update we will introduce those scripts and walk through the process by which you can build a custom kernel and create a device image that boots to it. Read the full update.
We received a batch of updated Giant Boards! This version adds a small 2 V regulator – powered by USB or battery input – that keeps the SAMA5D2's backup domain powered while Giant Board is off. As a result, Giant Board now supports various energy-saving power modes. Read the full update.
We've patched U-Boot so that you can specify the device tree overlays it should load simply by editing a text file. This feature is not only great for developers, it provides an easier, less error-prone way for anybody to enable and use common FeatherWings. Read the full update.
The campaign is off to a strong start! Learn how we improved Giant Board's power management, have a look at our documentation, and swing by our public discussion forum. Read the full update.
The Giant Board is an Open Source, Linux-capable single board computer (SBC) that is compatible with Adafruit's FeatherWing ecosystem. After many hours of development and a long wait, we are super excited to announce that our crowdfunding campaign is now live on Crowd Supply! Read the full update.