I’m building a retropie console inside an old Atari 2600 case. I’ve set up my MicrodotPhat as a mini-screen inside the old cartridge port. I’m very new to Python and Raspian and right now I’d be happy just to have the MicrodotPhat permanently display the word “Atari”.
I’ve followed the docs and can get the microdotphat to display what I want within a Python session, but the microdotphat turns blank as soon as I exit() from Python. I can also tweak the python scripts in the microdotphat examples folder to display what I want, but the script either exits immediately and blanks the screen, or if I use ‘time’ it locks up the Raspberry Pi until I ctrl-c (and then blanks the screen).
Please can someone help out this poor noob and let me know how to keep the screen display on without locking up the Raspberry Pi in a Python session (i.e., so that it can display “Atari” while Retropie continues running?). Thank you!!!