MPDisplay: Universal display and event drivers for Python, MicroPython, CircuitPython

MPDisplay is a universal display, event and device driver framework for multiple flavors of Python, including MicroPython, CircuitPython and CPython (big Python).

It may be used as-is to create graphic front ends to your apps, or may be used as a foundation with GUI libraries such as LVGLMicroPython-touch or maybe even a GUI framework you’ve been thinking of developing. Its primary purpose is to provide display and touch drivers for MicroPython, but it is equally useful for developers who may never touch MicroPython.

It is important to note that MPDisplay is meant to be a foundation for GUI libraries and is not itself a GUI library. It doesn’t provide widgets, such as buttons, checkboxes or sliders, and it doesn’t provide a timing mechanism. You will need a GUI library to provide those if necessary, although many apps won’t need them. (There is a cross-platform repository timer you can use if you want to used scheduled interrupts. It works with CPython and MicroPython, but doesn’t work with CircuitPython. You can also use asyncio for timing.)

It works with CircuitPython’s FourWire and ParallelBus bus drivers, as well as FrameBufferDisplay based interfaces such as dotclockframebuffer, usb_video and rgbmatrix.

See more on GitHub.

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