Use Kivy to create a touchscreen GUI on the Raspberry Pi display

When the new Raspberry Pi display launched on Tuesday one of the most exciting things for me was shown on the Raspberry Pi blog – a touch screen GUI written using a Python library called Kivy. The demo was done by the Foundation’s Matt Richardson and can be seen below:

Now, Matt has written up a full tutorial on how to install Kivy and all his code for the demo is online. Shameless plug: You can get hold of the components he uses to interface with the GPIO anywhere, of course, but one of the easiest ways is to buy the CamJam EduKit which comes with LEDs, a switch, a buzzer and jumper wires to hook it all up. It’s only £5 and is available from The Pi Hut. The display is also available from The Pi Hut amongst other places.

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