We’re going to explore some of the User Interface (UI) elements available through displayio by creating a basic calculator. We’ll be letting CircuitPython handle the actual calculations and we’ll be concentrating on the input, output, and logic.
The PyPortal is the perfect device for setting up as a calculator with the touchscreen and large display.
In this guide we turn the PyPortal into a calculator using displayio User Interface Elements. If you want to see a Calculator created from scratch in Python, be sure to check out our guide.
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