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A fast and easy way to add sharable web interfaces to Python programs.

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Python version of the Atlas toolkit

If you are looking for the WebGPIO application, you will find it at the bottom of this page (in the Raspberry Pi/ODROID-C2 section).

For Python

Version 0.9.1

A fast and easy way to add a graphical user interface to your Python programs.

With the Atlas toolkit, you obtain hybrid programs. Like desktop applications, the same code can handle both front and back ends, and, like web applications, the programs will be reachable from all over the internet.

If you want to use the Atlas toolkit without installing the examples, simply install the atlastk package from PyPI (pip install atlastk).

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15-puzzle game

Before we dive into source code, let's begin with a live demonstration of the 15-puzzle game made with Atlas toolkit: (more about live demonstrations)!

Hello, World!

Here's how a Hello, World! type program made with the Atlas toolkit looks like:

Little demonstration

  • git clone
  • cd atlas-python
  • python Hello/

You can also put below code source in a file and launch it after having installed the atlastk package (pip install atlastk).

For a live demonstration:

Source code:

# Following two lines can be removed:
# - if the '' file is referenced in 'PYTHONPATH'
# or
# - if you made a '[python -m] pip install [--user] atlastk'
import os, sys
sys.path.append("") # Add the path to '' if needed.

import atlastk as Atlas

body = """
<div style="display: table; margin: 50px auto auto auto;">
  <input id="input" maxlength="20" placeholder="Enter a name here" type="text"
         data-xdh-onevent="Submit" value="World"/>
  <div style="display: flex; justify-content: space-around; margin: 5px auto auto auto;">
   <button data-xdh-onevent="Submit">Submit</button>
   <button data-xdh-onevent="Clear">Clear</button>

def acConnect(this, dom, id):
  dom.setLayout("", body)

def acSubmit(this, dom, id):
  dom.alert("Hello, " + dom.getContent("input") + "!")

def acClear(this, dom, id):
  if ( dom.confirm("Are you sure?") ):
    dom.setContent("input", "")

callbacks = {
  "": acConnect,  # This key is the action label for a new connection.
  "Submit": acSubmit,
  "Clear": acClear,



And here's how the Atlas toolkit version of the TodoMVC application looks like:


For a live demonstration:

Content of the repository

The atlastk directory contains the Python source code of the Atlas toolkit, which is not needed to run the examples. is the file you have to reference in PYTHONPATH in order to use the Atlas toolkit in your own program (unless you have installed the atlastk package with pip install atlastk).

All other directories are examples.

To run an example, launch python <Name>, where <Name> is the name of the example (Blank, Chatroom…), except for the ErgoJr, GPIO and RGB applications, which are detailed just below.

The Stars application is an example where the Atlas toolkit is used to control a Pygame based application. Of course, Pygame needs to be installed.

Raspberry Pi/ODROID-C2

The GPIO and RGB applications are designed to be used on a Raspberry Pi or a ODROID-C2.

For the Raspberry Pi, the RPi.GPIO Python module have to be installed (this is probably already the case).

For the ODROID-C2, The Python version of WiringPi must be installed, and the application has to be launched with sudo (sudo python GPIO or sudo python RGB).

The ErgoJr application is experimental and to control a Poppy Ergo Jr robot.

The RGB application is dedicated to the control of a RGB led, and the GPIO (aka WebGPIO) application allows to control the basic pins. Here is a video to see how they works:

RGB video

Same video on PeerTube :

This applications are only examples to show how easily it is to write your own applications.


The Atlas toolkit is also available for:

For more information about the Atlas toolkit, go to

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