Finally puzzled out how to get the Pi Eyes project working on Raspberry Pi 4 and other VideoCore 6-based Pi models…no more need for a weird disk image held together with tape and bubblegum, it’s now a first-class citizen that installs atop a current Raspberry Pi OS. That’s good news as older Pi supplies dry up and Pi 4 is the go-to board.
The code normally works with our Snake Eyes Bonnet and small OLED or TFT displays, but also has a mode for regular HDMI output, which some folks like to use for Halloween window displays. It’s not Halloween now, but should be.
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