Installing Project Code

To use with CircuitPython, you need to first install a few libraries, into the lib folder on your CIRCUITPY drive. Then you need to update with the example script.

Thankfully, we can do this in one go. In the example below, click the Download Project Bundle button below to download the necessary libraries and the file in a zip file. Extract the contents of the zip file, open the directory Circuit_Playground_Sailor_Moon_Star_Locket/ and then click on the directory that matches the version of CircuitPython you're using and copy the contents of that directory to your CIRCUITPY drive.

Your CIRCUITPY drive should now look similar to the following image:

# SPDX-FileCopyrightText: 2021 Liz Clark for Adafruit Industries
# SPDX-License-Identifier: MIT

import time
import displayio
from adafruit_circuitplayground import cp
import adafruit_imageload
from adafruit_gizmo import tft_gizmo
from import Circle

#  setup for the Gizmo TFT
display = tft_gizmo.TFT_Gizmo()

#  loading the background image
bg_bitmap, bg_palette = adafruit_imageload.load(
    "/clouds_bg.bmp", bitmap=displayio.Bitmap, palette=displayio.Palette
bg_grid = displayio.TileGrid(bg_bitmap, pixel_shader=bg_palette)

#  loading the crescent moon bitmap sequence
bitmap, palette = adafruit_imageload.load(
    "/moon_anime.bmp", bitmap=displayio.Bitmap, palette=displayio.Palette
#  makes the black background transparent so we only see the cresent moon

tile_grid = displayio.TileGrid(

#  two circles for the center "jewel"
jewel_outline = Circle(x0=120, y0=120, r=40, fill=0xFBF236)
jewel = Circle(x0=120, y0=120, r=35, fill=0xF70570)

#  adding the two jewel circle elements to a group
jewel_splash = displayio.Group()

#  making a group for the crescent moon sequence
#  scale is 2 because at full 240x240 resolution image is too big
moon_group = displayio.Group(scale=2)
#  group to hold all of the display elements
main_group = displayio.Group()

#  adding the crescent moon tile grid to the moon group
#  adding the background to the main group
#  adding the moon group to the main group
#  adding the jewel circles to the main group

#  showing the main group on the display
display.root_group = main_group

#  tracks the tilegrid index location for the crescent moon
moon = 0
#  holds time.monotonic()
crescent = 0
#  a button debouncing
a_pressed = False
#  b button debouncing
b_pressed = False
#  tracks if music is playing
music_playing = False
#  tracks if animation is paused
animation_pause = False

while True:
    #  button debouncing
    if not cp.button_a and a_pressed:
        a_pressed = False
    if not cp.button_b and b_pressed:
        b_pressed = False
    #  runs crescent moon animation
    if not music_playing and not animation_pause:
        #  every .8 seconds...
        if (crescent + 0.8) < time.monotonic():
            #  the moon animation cycles
            tile_grid[0] = moon
            #  moon is the tilegrid index location
            moon += 1
            #  resets timer
            crescent = time.monotonic()
            #  resets tilegrid index
            if moon > 35:
                moon = 0
    #  if music is NOT playing and you press the a button...
    if not music_playing and (cp.button_a and not a_pressed):
        #  music begins playing and will loop
        music_playing = True
        a_pressed = True
        print("music playing")
        #  song plays once
        #  music_playing state is updated
        music_playing = False
    #  if the animation IS playing and you press the b button...
    if not animation_pause and (cp.button_b and not b_pressed):
        #  the animation pauses by updating the animation_pause state
        animation_pause = True
        b_pressed = True
        #  debugging REPL message
        print("animation paused")
    #  if the animation is PAUSED and you press the b button...
    if animation_pause and (cp.button_b and not b_pressed):
        #  the animation begins again by updating the animation_pause state
        animation_pause = False
        b_pressed = True
        #  debugging REPL message
        print("animation running again")

This guide was first published on Apr 06, 2021. It was last updated on May 23, 2024.

This page (Code the Sailor Moon Star Locket) was last updated on May 22, 2024.

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