New Guide! Mario Clouds and Flying Toasters #CircuitPython

New Learn Guide: CircuitPython Animated Sprite Pendants

In this project we’re making retro inspired wearables! The pendant features an IPS display with animated graphics. It uses Adafruit’s CircuitPython to create animated sprites that look like flying toasters and scrolling clouds.

We originally did these two as Pro Trinket projects, with a monochrome OLED for the toasters, and a color OLED for the clouds. To keep up with modern times, and the new high visibility IPS displays, we’ve upgraded both projects here to use CircuitPython instead of Arduino for easier customization. The displays also look a lot better, but the price and construction is about the same!

ItsyBitsy M4
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3800

1.3” IPS Display
https://www.adafruit.com/product/4313

1.54” IPS Display
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3787

Lipo backpack
https://www.adafruit.com/product/2124

150mAh battery
https://www.adafruit.com/product/1317

Slide switch
https://www.adafruit.com/product/805

10-wire silicon cover ribbon cable
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3890


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