cyberDÛCK – a self-contained computer that edits and runs #CircuitPython

cyberDÛCK is billed as a self-contained computer that can edit and run Python files, with USB keyboard input and a display. And it’s shaped like a disaster-recovery duck – TwitterHackaday.io, and YouTube.

Key features:

  • USB Keyboard input
  • Display for showing output
  • A text editor for creating and editing Python code
  • A “REPL”-like command line for entering Python commands (to edit a file, run a file, etc.)

The project deliberately takes bits and pieces from others to make it work.

  • Use a co-processor to take input from a USB keyboard (Arduino-based USB Host for SAMD with software modified from code by gdsports)
  • Transmit keyboard input to main processor using UART
  • Use a “REPL-interceptor” to allow text input from UART to control the command execution of python input from the keyboard
  • Adapt a text editor MicroPython-editor (pye) from robert-hh to run on a CircuitPython Board with attached display. This will edit files by taking input from UART and output to the attached display. File storage is using on-board non-volatile memory or a memory card

Inside it has two tiny, powerful Adafruit ItsyBitsy M4 microcontrollers.

See more on  Hackaday.io and YouTube.


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