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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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PiZero Christmas Project Complete

Update If you don’t want to go down the full DIY route you can purchase a PCB and kit of parts to make your own wordclock kit but clicking on the following link Order your Tempus Fugit Wordclock kits here   Back … Continue reading

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Ryanteck Pi Debug clip – my new travel companion

I’m away with work this week and want to be able to do some s/w development in the evenings for the Pi-LCD Kickstarter. In the past I have ended up taking an old wifi router with me, but thought time it … Continue reading

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RasPiO Duino up and working

With the PiMuxClock work going well I decided it was time to experiment a little with my RasPiO Duino board. I built it with some enthusiasm a few weeks ago but did not get passed the blinking LED test. In … Continue reading

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