Adafruit PyGamer

The Adafruit PyGamer is a ARM development board based on the Atmel ATSAMD51J19A family of SoC.

It has many built-in devices, such as a 1.8" 160x128 Color TFT Display, a dual-potentiometer analog stick, 4 x square-top buttons, 5 x NeoPixel LED, a triple-axis accelerometer, a light sensor, and a speaker. The PyGamer uses the ST7735 display, so you may use the tinygo-org st7735 driver. The accelerometer is the LIS3DH so you may use the tinygo lis3dh driver.

Interfaces

Interface Hardware Supported TinyGo Support
GPIO YES YES
UART YES YES
SPI YES YES
I2C YES YES
ADC YES YES
PWM YES YES
USBDevice YES YES

Pins

Pin Hardware pin Alternative names
D0 PB17 UART_RX_PIN
D1 PB16 UART_TX_PIN
D2 PB03 A8
D3 PB02 A9
D4 PA14
D5 PA16
D6 PA18
D7 PB14 SD_CS
D8 PA15 NEOPIXELS, WS2812
D9 PA19
D10 PA20
D11 PA21
D12 PA22
D13 PA23 LED
A0 PA02
A1 PA05
A2 PB08
A3 PB09
A4 PA04 UART2_TX_PIN
A5 PA06 UART2_RX_PIN
A6 PB01
A7 PB04 LIGHTSENSOR
BUTTON_LATCH PB00
BUTTON_OUT PB30
BUTTON_CLK PB31
JOYY PB06
JOYX PB07
TFT_DC PB05
TFT_CS PB12
TFT_RST PA00
TFT_LITE PA01
SPEAKER_ENABLE PA27
USBCDC_DM_PIN PA24
USBCDC_DP_PIN PA25
SDA_PIN PA12
SCL_PIN PA13
SPI0_SCK_PIN PA17
SPI0_SDO_PIN PB23
SPI0_SDI_PIN PB22
SPI1_SCK_PIN PB13
SPI1_SDO_PIN PB15
QSPI_SCK PB10
QSPI_CS PB11
QSPI_DATA0 PA08
QSPI_DATA1 PA09
QSPI_DATA2 PA10
QSPI_DATA3 PA11

Machine Package Docs

Documentation for the machine package for the Adafruit PyGamer

Flashing

UF2

The PyGamer comes with the UF2 bootloader already installed.

CLI Flashing

  • Plug your PyGamer into your computer’s USB port.

  • Flash your TinyGo program to the board using this command:

    tinygo flash -target=pygamer [PATH TO YOUR PROGRAM]
    
  • The PyGamer board should restart and then begin running your program.

Troubleshooting

If you have troubles getting your PyGamer board to receive code, try this:

  • Press the “RESET” button on the board two times to get the PyGamer board ready to receive code.
  • The PyGamer board will appear to your computer like a USB drive.
  • Now try running the command as above:
tinygo flash -target=pygamer [PATH TO YOUR PROGRAM]

Once you have updated your PyGamer board the first time, after that you should be able to flash it entirely from the command line.

Notes

You can use the USB port to the PyGamer as a serial port. UART0 refers to this connection.