Mario Clouds & Flying Toasters
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!
3D Printed Retro Pendant
With CircuitPython, you use the DisplayIO library to generate custom graphics and interfaces.
You can use bitmap images to create sprite sheets and palettes to generate colored pixels.
The code in this project randomly generates flying toasters that continuously scroll across the screen. We think it’s a great example for folks getting started with DisplayIO and CircuitPython.
We made two versions, one for each display, so you can use the 1.3in or 1.54in IPS display.
It’s also easy to swap out the graphics and modify the code to make your own animations.
Select the display size you would like:
Then add these: