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PicoSystem

A project log for Stage, a Tile and Sprite Engine

A library for MicroPython for drawing tiles and sprites on a RGB SPI screen.

deʃhipudeʃhipu 10/07/2021 at 14:260 Comments

Pimoroni has released their PicoSystem, which is a handheld game console with an RP2040 microcontroller — and since it runs CircuitPython, of course I had to make it run the Stage library as well. I received a beta unit from Pimoroni, and with help from Gadgetoid, we got everything working:

The changes are getting merged into CircuitPython even as we speak, so they should be available in any version greater than 7.0.0 (not in 7.0.0 itself, though, too late for that).

I had to fix screen scaling, because I forgot to implement it in the CircuitPython version — I only had it working in MicroPython. I also improved the menu program, so that it adjusts to the screen size.

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