Electronics Bash – #27 – Graphical User Interfaces

Sick and tired of typing? Bored of button mashing? Tucked out by using the terminal? What if you could interact with your programs using a graphical user interface you designed yourself? This week, we’ll look at using TK/TKinter to build simple graphical interfaces to underlying Python programs. 

  • Topics Include:
    • The structure of a TKinter GUI program
    • Various TKinter widgets
    • Layering a TKinter program over your existing code


This week’s class had no slides.

Code

Hello World

Frame

Labels

Button

More Buttons

Font

Changing Properties

Variables

Grid

Lots of Widgets

Traffic Light

Links and Resources:
Raspberry Pi Homepage: https://www.raspberrypi.org/
Raspberry Pi OS: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/
MagPi Magazine: https://magpi.raspberrypi.org/
Python Reference: https://docs.python.org/3/tutorial/index.html

Getting Started:
Raspberry Pi Imager: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/
Troubleshooting Guide: https://www.raspberrypi.org/learning/troubleshooting-guide/
Display Troubleshooting: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/display/troubleshooting.md
Starting w/o a Monitor: https://bit.ly/33IvKCc

Materials:
Video on Raspberry Pi Supplies: https://youtu.be/zeHvQZzkxbk
Raspberry Pi 4: https://www.adafruit.com/product/4292
Power Supp;y: https://amzn.to/2PiU6u6
MicroSD Card: https://amzn.to/2EHfHdA
MicroSD Card Reader: https://amzn.to/2EEmNiR
Micro HDMI to HDMI Cable: https://amzn.to/3jWffYW
Keyboard and Mouse: https://amzn.to/39LRX3v
Cat5 Cable: https://amzn.to/2EzoJcm

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