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Distributed BBC micro:bit Clock

The idea for this project came from a tweet by David Whale [@whaleygeek] showing a font he had come up with for the micro:bit that managed to squeeze 2 digits on to the 5×5 led display. I have taken initial … Continue reading

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Cheap DIY Weatherproof Pi Camera

Always thinking about useful things I could do with a Raspberry Pi my wife asked me about making a time-lapse camera to record some building work at Lindengate, a local mental health gardening charity she volunteers at. While there are … Continue reading

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micro:bit Analog Inputs

For the last few days I have been playing with the micro:bits builtin capability to measure analog voltages on P0, P1 & P2 (you can set up some of the other IO lines as analog inputs but this is a … Continue reading

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Meandering Pi and Friends

Over the last couple of months I have spent quite a lot of time experimenting with the BBC micro:bit developing various things including a model train speed controller.  This uses 2 micro:bits one acting as a remote control the other providing a … Continue reading

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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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