Trying to use an Inky PHAT screen for a local display on a small project. Raspberry Pi is looking for “something interesting”. When it detects this condition I want to write some status information to the screen. However, when this happens the Pi also needs to continue running. Using the simple examples in your documentation it works, but the Pi pauses for far too long while the screen updates.
In my case the “something interesting” will happen only a few times per day, so it is not that I am trying to change the display continually - just that I can’t accept the the long delay when a screen change is triggered.
The obvious solution would be to spawn the screen update off into another thread and let it run asynchronously to the main thread. Before diving in to this I would just like to ask - “Is the Inky library thread safe?” and “Are there any ‘gotchas’ I should look out for?”