I am comparing the above two units (QT Py S3 and QT Py C3), and currently am stuck for which I should get. I know that the S3 version does not exist at the moment, (and I am curious if anyone knows if Adafruit will ever bring this board back).
Okay, adding to this, I will explain the use case for this.
My program connects to a hotspot (another ESP32) and then connects to a websocket that the hotspot has created. It will receive and send data to control the next thing.
There will be 4-8 separate strip lights, (separated via code, and different pins) and there will be approximately 40 LEDs per strip. There are animations in this code, however, the way I have set it up, is that the code is not blocking, and runs once every loop, and after the websocket checks once as well. If you would like the code, feel free to ask, and I can send it after.
EDIT: I forgot to mention, I have the code running on the Raspberry Pi Pico W and it works flawlessly, however, I am not a fan of the size of the board, and it also does not support FastLED in certain ways, meaning that it cannot be used in this project sadly.
EDIT 2: I have just learned of the QT Py ESP32-Pico would this be an alternative to the S3?
Thank you all for any help!