Making dioramas with animated GIFs and CircuitPython @hajime_araiso


@hajime_araiso on X (formerly Twitter) writes (via Google Translate):

Yesterday, I was able to play GIF animations at high speed using CircuitPython, so I reinstalled circuitpython into the 1/12 Aikatsu mini chassis prototype machine that was originally running still images using MicroPython, and tested playing GIFs from microSD. As expected, the playback speed is slow, but it’s amazing how much it works on the Raspberry Pi Pico.

If you prioritize speed, you have no choice but to save GIFs in memory, so you have no choice but to use the larger capacity Feather RP2040 or WeAct RP2040, and to be honest, loading the microSD is a chore (this happens every time). For some reason I couldn’t read the 32GB card, but was able to read the really old 64MB card.

See the thread here.


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