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 – Twitter, Hackaday.io, and YouTube.
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
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