Tulip is a complete computer running #MicroPython #Python @bwhitman
The Tulip Creative Computer (aka Tulip, aka Tulip CC) is a self contained portable creative computer, with a display and keyboard and sound. It boots instantaneously into a MicroPython prompt. Tulip is not a shell on top of another operating system. The entire system is dedicated to code, the display and sound, running in real time, on specialized hardware.
You can build your own Tulip CC for about $25 plus the cost of a display ($50) and USB keyboard. The hardware for revision 4 of Tulip CC is based on the ESP32-S3 dual core microcontroller running at 240MHz. This single inexpensive chip can support all of Tulip’s functionality at low power use. It can last on any USB battery pack or LiPo battery for many hours.
The display we use is a 10.1” 1024 x 600 RGB dot clock color LCD with capacitive touch support. Tulip’s sound system is a full featured 32-voice synthesizer with a stereo line-out / headphone jack. You can use speakers or other connectors instead.
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