Guides for product: Adafruit PyPortal - CircuitPython Powered Internet Display

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 GUIs, all open-source, and Python-powered using tinyJSON / APIs to get news, stock, weather, cat photos, and more – all over Wi-Fi with the latest technologies. Create little pocket universes of joy that connect to something good. Rotate it 90 degrees, it’s a web-connected conference badge #badgelife.

The PyPortal uses an ATMEL (Microchip) ATSAMD51J20, and an Espressif ESP32 Wi-Fi coprocessor with TLS/SSL support built-in. PyPortal has a 3.2″ 320 x 240 color TFT with resistive touch screen. PyPortal includes: speaker, light sensor, temperature sensor, NeoPixel, microSD card slot, 8MB flash, plug-in ports for I2C and 2 analog/digital pins, 3D files for custom enclosures / lanyard fastening. Open-source hardware, and Open-Source software, CircuitPython and Arduino. The device shows up as a USB drive and the code (Python) can be edited in any IDE, text editor, etc.

The M4 and ESP32 are a great couple - and each bring their own strengths to this board. The SAMD51 M4 has native USB so it can show up like a disk drive, act as a MIDI or HID keyboard/mouse, and of course bootload and debug over a serial port. It also has DACs, ADC, PWM, and tons of GPIO. Meanwhile, the ESP32 has secure WiFi capabilities, and plenty of Flash and RAM to buffer sockets. By letting the ESP32 focus on the complex TLS/SSL computation and socket buffering, it frees up the SAMD51 to act as the user interface. You get a great programming experience thanks to the native USB with files available for drag-n-drop, and you don't have to spend a ton of processor time and memory to do SSL encryption/decryption and certificate management. It's the best of both worlds!

Please note: You may get a version with DigiKey + Analog Devices branding or in plain style. The hardware is identical.

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Welcome to Adafruit IO
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Beginner
Wake up on time, see what the weather is, and start your robot coffee maker... all before getting out of bed.
PyPortal Alarm Clock
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Intermediate
Make Portable PyPortal Projects
Portable PyPortal
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Beginner
Learn how to generate bitmap fonts!
Custom Fonts for CircuitPython Displays
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Beginner
Are you writing CircuitPython code that takes typed in commands? This guide walks through the creation of a GNU Readline style command line editor in pure CircuitPython that uses VT100/ANSI key and control codes.
A CLI in CircuitPython
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Intermediate
Use the PyPortal CircuitPython IoT device to display Adafruit quotes dynamically!
PyPortal Adafruit Quote Book
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Beginner
Using the Analog Devices ADT7410 and CircuitPython to create an IoT Temperature logger
PyPortal IoT Data Logger with Analog Devices ADT7410, Adafruit IO and CircuitPython
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Beginner
Create all the things for the “Internet of Things” in minutes
Adafruit PyPortal - IoT for CircuitPython
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Beginner
Keep track of subreddit subscriber count with this handsome trophy!
PyPortal Reddit Stats Trophy
Beginner
3D printed enclosure for PyPortal
PyPortal Case
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Beginner
Keep track of your GitHub Star count with this handsome trophy!
PyPortal GitHub Stars Trophy
Beginner
Turn your PyPortal into a full fledged weather station with Adafruit IO
PyPortal IoT Weather Station
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Beginner
Keep track of your Twitter follower count with this lovely trophy!
PyPortal Twitter Follows Trophy
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Beginner
Use your PyPortal to count down the time until a recurring weekly event!
PyPortal Weekly Countdown Clock
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Beginner
Use your PyPortal to count down the days until an exciting event!
PyPortal Event Countdown Clock
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Beginner
Use your PyPortal to count up the time elapsed since an important event!
PyPortal Event Count-Up Clock
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Beginner
Send program status information to a number of places during development.
A Logger for CircuitPython
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Intermediate
With this compact weather station stuck to your fridge, you'll always know what mother nature is up to!
PyPortal Weather Station
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Intermediate
You can use a PyPortal as an automatically updating air quality meter.
PyPortal Air Quality Display
Beginner
Build a digital view master using circuit python and pyportal.
PyPortal View Master
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Beginner
Explore and use the contents of your AdaBox 011
AdaBox 011
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Beginner
Use your PyPortal to display emails sent to it!
PyPortal Email Display with Zapier and Adafruit IO
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Beginner
Keep track of your YouTube views and subscriber counts with this TV shaped display!
PyPortal YouTube Views and Subscribers Display
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Beginner
Light switch wall mount for PyPortal
PyPortal Wall Mount
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Beginner