September 9th, 2020 has been selected for the 2020 CircuitPython Day (9/9/2020). 

As with CircuitPython Day 2019, lots of events are planned leading up to and including the day!

But how will you be able to keep track of the date when keeping track of anything has been rather difficult of late?

Enter the Adafruit PyPortal.

Countdown!

With an Adafruit PyPortal coded in CircuitPython, the date and time of an event just takes a few lines of code.

The PyPortal CircuitPython Day 2020 Countdown Clock will do the following:

  • Display a custom background .bmp for the event
  • Determine the current local time using the WiFi connection to the Internet
  • Draw out the countdown time in days, hours, and minutes
  • Display a second custom background graphic once the day of the event arrives
Thanks to John Park and Tim (@foamyguy on the Adafruit Discord Server) for the code and graphics respectively for this guide. This is a demonstration of open source and the power of working in a community.

Parts

Adafruit PyPortal - CircuitPython Powered Internet Display

PRODUCT ID: 4116
PyPortal, our easy-to-use IoT device that allows you to create all the things for the “Internet of Things” in minutes. Make custom touch screen interface...
$54.95
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Adafruit PyPortal Desktop Stand Enclosure Kit

PRODUCT ID: 4146
PyPortal is our easy-to-use IoT device that allows you to create all the things for the “Internet of Things” in minutes. Create little pocket...
$9.95
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Fully Reversible Pink/Purple USB A to micro B Cable - 1m long

PRODUCT ID: 4111
This cable is not only super-fashionable, with a woven pink and purple Blinka-like pattern, it's also fully reversible! That's right, you will save seconds a day by...
$3.95
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This guide was first published on Jul 22, 2020. It was last updated on Jul 22, 2020.
This page (Overview) was last updated on Sep 17, 2020.