G*ddamn it.

A project log for The Grimoire Macropad

A macropad build that is probably more trouble than it is worth.

mrpendentmrpendent 07/19/2023 at 03:330 Comments

Be warned that below here is some very salty, spicy language. If you don't like swearing, you might want to skip this.

First, those goddamn Neopixels will not light. I have no idea why. I even wired one directly to the fucking Pico and got nothing. I don't know why, but I am fucking over it. At this point, all I can do it wander around the web begging for advice. That's no good.

But another issue has reared it's shit-covered, pus-riddled head: when using CircuitPython's rotaryio library, your encoder's inputs must be on sequential pins.

Let me say that again--they must fucking be on sequential fucking pins. Are you fucking kidding me?? Why isn't this shit mentioned anywhere before we get it when coding. Son of a bitch.

So that means one of two things: either I redesign the board A-FUCKING-GAIN, or I alter the code of the rotaryio library. Or shit, I don't know, achieve table-top fusion or some shit?

Fuck me.