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Re-purposed PiMuxClock

It’s been a good while since I have posted any blog updates, no excuse just distracted by life in general. This is quick weekend project at my daughters request. Concerned that some of the plants in her student flat would … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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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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