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Raspberry Pi single board computers are wonderful devices. They can do so many things, including interact with sensors, inputs, and outputs with their GPIO (general purpose Input/Output) pins — however, analog input and output are not available on the stock Raspberry Pi.

What happens when you want to turn some knobs or slide some faders? No fear, it’s simple to add an Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) and this guide is going to show you how!

You’ll use the retro-tastic CYBERDECK Hat to add some STEMMA QT / Qwiic compatible I2C connectors to the Raspberry Pi 400, and then plug in the PCF8591 Quad 8-Bit ADC + DAC breakout board. The PCF8591 makes it simple to add four potentiometers to your Pi project.

Add a PiTFT to the mix and you’ll have a compact and stylish computing setup that you can use for live music coding jams including four knobs to twiddle!”

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