“Bare metal” CircuitPython on a Raspberry Pi, HDMI, and e-ink :)
Ok! This is super fun, Scott is working on a port of CircuitPython that runs on “bare metal” on the Raspberry Pi. So of course I wanted to see what works with HDMI since we can show the REPL… and I happen to have an e-ink HDMI display. It’s AWESOME.
One of the plans is to make a little computer with a keyboard, that is just CircuitPython. Write code, make art … with HDMI, have the output go to a little portable projector… kids could make cool kaleidoscopes, or make a Haiku computer that shows the last one made when the power is off since this one is e-ink 🙂
Code is here for now, and watch Scott’s Deep Dive each week at 5pm EDT on our socialz’ for more! – video.
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This will make all my test rigs at work much easier to implement! I know you have resisted so far, but I recall threading was on the horizon, and this would be the perfect destination. I will be implementing this quite quickly into things. Yay!!!!
I fully endorse this effort! Can’t wait to see how it turns out.