My countdown timer matches my mood, with thirteen different themes to choose from 💅.
Most importantly, the countdown timer had to be written in Python itself. I used CircuitPython and a wifi-enabled Adafruit PyPortal with a touchscreen. The touchscreen allows you to quickly cycle through themes.
The PyPortal is an wifi-enabled microcontroller device featuring a 3" capacitive touchscreen and CircuitPython baked in.
I used the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code, along with workspaces for easy development. One workspace allowed me to keep my PyPortal code side-by-side with my local (version controlled!) codebase.
The repository with all the code and setup instructions you'll need to get your own countdown clock working is available on my GitHub.
Python 2.7 Desktop Countdown Timer with PyPortal + CircuitPython
📺 in action!
Table of Contents
- About PyPortal and CircuitPython
- About Themes
- Dependencies and Libraries
- Adding New Fonts and Themes
- Contributions and Credits
About PyPortal and CircuitPython
This code is meant to run on a PyPortal.
An Adafruit PyPortal is an wifi-enabled microcontroller device featuring a 3" capacitive touchscreen and CircuitPython baked in.
It can be programmed with CircuitPython, a variant of Python that can…
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