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6 Years of Pi – Then and Now

Ok so in addition to losing about 5st (31kg) over the last 6 years RaspberyPi’s have really reignited electronics as a hobby. So for a 6th birthday post I thought I would have a dig around and see what my … Continue reading

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TF WordClock S/W Updated

Just a quick post to say I have updated the TF Wordclock s/w to rev 5, the existing rev 3 s/w was not working reliably with the Nov29 2017 Raspbian update, in truth it had been on borrowed time since … Continue reading

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Standalone Video display with a Raspberry Pi

A couple of weeks ago my wife arrived back from Lindengate a local mental health gardening charity she volunteers at with an old PC monitor and asked if I could set it up to continuously display a series of videos, … Continue reading

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BBC micro:bit Scrolling display

Looking at my distributed BBC micro:bit clock I got to thinking, could I make a display screen using a number of micro:bits, using the radio functionality to update the screens ?To see if the basic timing would work I created some very … Continue reading

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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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