Good news for folks who’ve recently encountered trouble with this project: a new installer script greatly simplifies setting up the system, while addressing compatibility issues between Raspbian Jessie, the PiTFT touchscreen and Pygame library.
This was one of our earliest Raspberry Pi camera projects (that’s an original Model B in the photo above), but evolutionary changes to the operating system over time rendered it inoperable. Thanks to the detective work of users in the Adafruit and Raspberry Pi forums, it’s back in action now! Any Raspberry Pi with a camera connector is supported.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.