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Black History Month 2021

All through February you can check out the blog for stories and figures that honor Black History Month. We are excited to share some of our favorite African American makers, scientists, artists, hackers and more!

Did you know there was a theme every year? Read more.

NEW PRODUCTS
Adafruit SPI Flash SD Card - XTSD 512 MB

This breakout is for a fascinating chip - it looks like an SPI Flash storage chip (like the GD25Q16) but its really an SD card, in an SMT chip format. What that means is that you wire up like an SD card breakout, and use the SD card libraries you already have for your microcontroller. For example, you can use the built in SD library in Arduino, or for CircuitPython we have an sdcard library. The breakout will act just like a 512 MB sized card with FAT formatting (it's pre-formatted).
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Combination WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter

Add both WiFi and Bluetooth capability to your computer super fast with this USB Bluetooth / WiFi Dongle! This little two-faced cutie is so versatile! Its WiFi half can be used to make Internet of Things devices cable-free or we also love to take advantage of a single-board Linux computer's USB ports to add a low-cost, but high-reliability wireless link. The Bluetooth side of things can be used for all kinds of BLE connectivity projects and devices. It's great for when you only have a single USB port.

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More NEW this week:
Beginner's Gift Guide: $100 or Less

Here at Adafruit we want everyone to have access to tinkering and learning. If you're looking for great gifts for your favorite newbies to try or even an experienced maker looking for easy fun, these are some of our favorite beginner items that are also super affordable.

EYE on NPI STM32WLE5C8U6 32-Bit Wireless Long-Range MCU

This week's EYE ON NPI is going looooooooong with new ST chips that have embedded long range radios inside. That's right, we're talking about the STM32WLE5x series of 32-bit Wireless Long Range MCUs (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-hi...).
Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week - Mahaneela: Multidisciplinary artist Mahaneela wears many hats. From photography, to working as a filmmaker and creative strategist, Mahaneela's message has a focus of showcasing people of color in a joyful light. From her websiteshe hopes to provide a new perspective, one that is bright, beautiful and authentic.
Celebrating over 27,000 members in the Adafruit Discord Community!

Another milestone just now: together, the Adafruit Community on Discord has reached over 27,000 humans. Thank you!

We share projects, coordinate events, make new friends, and we build open-source together like CircuitPython. We’ve worked really hard to make this a special place for everyone to share their projects, code, and things they make.

Join today! https://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython reaches 2,000 Stars on GitHub!

Thank you to all in our fabulous CircuitPython community, developing projects with CircuitPython! Are you a CircuitPython fan? Star it on GitHub today!

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