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CircuitPython and PyPortal App Launcher #CircuitPython #PyPortal #HID #Keyboard @jfurcean

John Furcean writes up a neat project – a PyPortal App Launcher using an Adafruit PyPortal IoT touchscreen display programmed in CircuitPython.

PyPortal is a microcontroller that can be programmed using CircuitPython. It has a touchscreen and can be used as a emulate a keyboard and mouse. For this project, we will create a touchscreen with icons that will allow us to launch applications when pressed.

  1. Design: discussions how the touchscreen image and layout are created.
  2. Shortcuts: Create Keyboard Shortcuts to Launch Applications in macOS ( Windows)
  3. Code: CircuitPython code to be added to you PyPortal

The code and design files can be found on Github.

The easiest way to launch applications using CircuitPython is by sending keyboard commands to your computer. In order to accomplish this on a macOS we need to create these keyboard shortcuts. This is fairly trivial on windows.

See the post for the code and details – nice project!!


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