Animated GIFs are a staple of the Internet – and thanks to PyPortal’s speedy chip and display, we can show animated GIFs right from the onboard filesystem for keeping your favorite memes with you all the time even when the Internet is down!
In this project we’ll show you how to use some nifty Arduino C++ code that can decode GIF files, and display them on the 3.2″ color display. Behind the scenes we use 8-bit DMA for fast display updates so you don’t see any flickering.
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