The PyPortal is an awesome little IoT device that is programmable with CircuitPython. It’s got WiFi, a color touch screen, a speaker and speaker connector, microSD card slot, 8MB flash memory, a light sensor, a temperature sensor, a NeoPixel LED, a few JST connectors, and more!
You can buy a PyPortal at Adafruit (and resellers). This tutorial covers the PyPortal that came in AdaBox011. I don’t believe there are any differences between the AdaBox version and the one you can buy separately from the shop. Ed: no difference, although the PyPortal line has been expanded to include the PyPortal Pynt (smaller) and PyPortal Titano (larger).
In this tutorial we will take a look at the various components and how to use them in CircuitPython with code examples for each. After following the tutorial you should have a solid grasp on the PyPortal.
The tutorial has extensive instructions and code samples.
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