A CircuitPython handheld cheap enough for a conference badge #CircuitPython #BadgeLife

CircuitPython Badge

Frequent CircuitPython contributor deshipu is documenting a build on hackaday.io – a handheld running CircuitPython and cheap enough for a conference badge.

We can make a badge that is useful during the conference — that has USB disk storage where you can put conference materials, slides of all talks, etc. It can display the schedule, and maybe even have reminders for the talks you wanted to see. It can have some simple games for the boring talks, but also perhaps some social games, to make you talk to other people. But most importantly of all, it can be super-easy to program, without having to install anything on your computer or learn some esoteric language — by simply copying Python files on it. And finally, when you get home from the conference, you can incorporate it into other projects.

Check out the full story on hackaday.io.


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