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Jason Bloomberg Silver badge

My God, it's full of pixels!

I am very happy to see this getting the attention it deserves. I have always been a fan of the 'thin client' approach to information display, rendering the image on a server or host and simply downloading as a bit map to be put on the display. It means the code for a display can be very simple and easy to implement with the hard work relegated to the host. By rendering to a virtual page on the host and down-sizing for the display itself you only need one host program which can be enhanced forever, as and when needed.

It's a nice framework to adopt and I have used this approach with Raspberry Pi Zero W attached to TVs and monitors and am now looking at doing the same with the Pi Pico W - It has become my 'hello world' program.

So +1, thumbs-up, me too, well done.

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