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Get and Set Pixels

If you need to plop a few pixels on the screen, but don't want to go to the hassle of initializing a sprite just for a dot, this section is for you!

Setting and getting the state of pixels can be useful for effects like snow, rain, or stars

thumby.display.setPixel(x, y, color) | sets pixel to color at x and y. Returns None, all parameters required.

  • x
    • type: int
    • values: 0 (left) ~ 71 (right)
  • y
    • type: int
    • values: 0 (top) ~ 39 (bottom)
  • color
    • type: int
    • values: 0 or 1

thumby.display.getPixel(x, y) | gets value of pixel at x and y. Returns int (0 or 1), all parameters required.

  • x
    • type: int
    • values: 0 (left) ~ 71 (right)
  • y
    • type: int
    • values: 0 (top) ~ 39 (bottom)

Example

pixel display
Five pixels located in the 4 corners and the center of the screen

import thumby

thumby.display.fill(0)
thumby.display.setPixel(0, 0, 1)
thumby.display.setPixel(71, 0, 1)
thumby.display.setPixel(0, 39, 1)
thumby.display.setPixel(71, 39, 1)
thumby.display.setPixel(36, 20, 1)
thumby.display.update()

if (thumby.display.getPixel(0, 0) == 1):
    print("Pixel 0, 0 is white") # print to shell

if (thumby.display.getPixel(1, 1) == 0):
    print("Pixel 1, 1 is black")