Back up any existing code or files you want to keep from your Matrix Portal CIRCUITPY drive.

Most of the CircuitPython libraries used by this project were already recommended on the prior page…but there’s a couple extras needed as well. Here’s a list of all the prerequisite libraries…copy them into the lib folder on the CIRCUITPY drive:

  • adafruit_imageload
  • adafruit_matrixportal

Now fetch the files for our creature eyes project from Github:

Unzip this file after downloading. The eyes folder and code.py should be copied into the CIRCUITPY root directory.

And that’s it! If all the right files are copied over, the creature eyes should begin running automatically.

If you want to select a different creature (a few designs are included) or create your own, that’s explained next…

This guide was first published on Sep 26, 2020. It was last updated on Sep 26, 2020.

This page (Install Code and Graphics) was last updated on Nov 06, 2020.