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A new guide in the Adafruit Learning System: Making a PyPortal User Interface with DisplayIO

The PyPortal is the perfect device to interact with internet of things (IoT) projects. Perfect when you need something that’s a bit more than a few buttons on a microcontroller, but a computer or smartphone app would be too much. So you need some sort of simple user interface that can handle buttons, lots of text, icons, and even a few views.

This guide covers a few steps which make it easy to build a small User Interface (UI) in CircuitPython, the easy to use Python implementation for microcontrollers and single board computers (SBC). You may do things like:

  • How to change the display orientation.
  • Using Groups like windows that can be turned on or off.
  • Creating image placeholders that let you easily change the background and icons.
  • Display dynamic text with word wrapping.
  • Create buttons for navigation and in unique windows.

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