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RGBtree Working on an Ardunio – Yay

Having got the Pi variant of Andrew Gale’s RGBtree working nicely I thought I would use some spare time over the last couple of days to setup the alternative Micro:bit/codebug  version on a Arduino Uno clone, for a bit of … Continue reading

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An RGB Tree Happy Christmas

A big thanks to Andrew Gale for getting a missing RGB  tree to me in time for Christmas. To celebrate (and avoid the wrapping),  I’ve cobbled together a quick Python App that gently runs through the spectrum on each of … Continue reading

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Mk2 Low Cost Home Automation

A While ago I setup a Pi to control some quite cheap 433Mhz RC mains switches I got from Maplin [ code N78KA]. The controllers were connected to Lamps to automatically light up various rooms in the house after dark. … Continue reading

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Tiny OLED displays

At the recent CAMJAM I got lots of questions about a small OLED display I was using as part of a home lighting control project. If you are looking to include a small inexpensive status display on your next project, one of … Continue reading

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Tempus Fugit WordClock Section Goes Live

With the first TF WordClock kits shipping yesterday the TF area on the blog is now  fully live. In addition to information about the TF there is a new instruction page where you can find links to the instruction / … Continue reading

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Happy Arduino Day 2016

Happy Ardunio Day 2016 from the Meandering Pi. We will be at the Peterborough Raspberry Jam on the 9th of April  showing off the latest work on the Tempus Fugit WordClock in both Pi Zero and Arduino Nano Versions, together … Continue reading

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WordClock Prototype PCB Tested

The prototype Tempus Fugit PCB arrived as promised last week from Ragworm, leaving me just enough time to get it built up our Show & Tell at the Pi Party on Sunday. We had lots of positive feedback particularly with … Continue reading

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Tempus Fugit WordClock Kickstarter for your Pi or Arduino

As trailed in an earlier blog posting I have spent a bit of time over the last couple of weeks working up my Word Clock to run as a Kickstarter. The result is the Tempus Fugit WordClock. you can see in … Continue reading

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BBC Micro:Bit Hands-On

We Attended a great STEM BBC Micro:bit networking event earlier this week at Reading University, I had seen the Micro:bit at BETT but had not been able to get ‘hands-on’. The first thing to be clear is that while there is … Continue reading

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Meandering Pi @ BETT2016 RaspberryPi JAM

We will be at the RaspberryPi Jam @ BETT 2016 in London this Saturday, running a show & tell table. In addition to showing how you can use the PiMuxClock and Pi_LCD boards to support Key Stage 3 & 4 computing activities … Continue reading

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