Overview

According to www.freeminesweeper.org (whose game is shown in the guide cover image)

Minesweeper is a favourite of office and late night shift workers worldwide.

It's addictive, requires you to think, and every click/tap is fraught with tension. In short, an ideal time waster. In fact, one might think that minesweeper and solitaire were the primary motivation behind Microsoft developing Windows.

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From Wikipedia CC BY-SA 3.0

In this guide is a (slightly simplified) implementation of the classic Minesweeper game for the PyPortal and its touchscreen.

Because of the small 16x16 pixel game board squares, a stylus is recommended. One such as that used with a Nintendo DS type system will work fine.

Adafruit PyPortal - CircuitPython Powered Internet Display

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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...
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Pink and Purple Braided USB A to Micro B Cable - 2 meter long

PRODUCT ID: 4148
This cable is super-fashionable with a woven pink and purple Blinka-like pattern!First let's talk about the cover and over-molding. We got these in custom colors,...
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PyPortal Starter Kit

PRODUCT ID: 4303
Copy change Why not trick out your fresh new board with some accessories? The Pi 2 is a big deal - a big, big deal.  It has an upgraded ARMv7 multicore...
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This guide was first published on Aug 09, 2019. It was last updated on Aug 09, 2019. This page (Overview) was last updated on Jan 11, 2020.