luma.core is a component library providing a Pillow-compatible drawing canvas, and other functionality to support drawing primitives and text-rendering capabilities for small displays on the Raspberry Pi and other single board computers:
- scrolling/panning capability,
- terminal-style printing,
- state management,
- color/greyscale (where supported),
- dithering to monochrome,
- sprite animation,
- flexible framebuffering (depending on device capabilities)
Device drivers extend luma.core to provide the correct initialization sequences for specific physical display devices/chipsets.
There are several drivers for different classes of device available:
There are emulators that run in real-time (with pygame) and others that can
take screenshots, or assemble animated GIFs, as per the examples below. Source
code for these are available in the examples
directory of the
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