Adventures in Minecraft is a coding book, aimed at 11-15 year olds. In it, you will learn how to code in Python, but using Minecraft as the platform to learn about coding. This book is ideal for those with some Minecraft gaming experience, who would like to learn how to ‘mod’ the game using code. The adventures in the book work on PC, Mac and Raspberry Pi.
Please read about it here
All the supporting videos, downloadable code files, and bonus material is available here
Martin’s blog is here
We have a google-group that we use to exchange help and ideas with our readers here
Use the popular Energenie plugs to control or monitor devices in your house:
view code on github
At the Stevenage Raspberry Jam in October, I built and demonstrated a simple method of connecting hardware over the network, using two Raspberry Pi computers.
Myself and @ryanteck (Mr Rastrack) ran some Raspberry Pi workshops this week. I put together a simple network chat application between two Pi’s to demonstrate how easy it can be to build a network aware application.
It’s been a while since I wrote a blog about a project, mostly because I’ve been very busy with my day job. However, I thought I would break”radio slience” and write this one up, because it was huge fun, and also I think parts of it might be of use to others.
We’re writing drivers and sample code for a whole range of bits of hardware – specifically as a way to get various devices working on the Raspberry Pi. One of my goals is to try to make a set of drivers that “just work”, no install or configuration required.
Today I went with my STEM Ambassador hat on to a secondary school in Essex, to help out at a lunchtime science club, and to help launch a Raspberry Pi aspect in their existing after school STEM club.
The science teacher had mentioned at an assembly this week that the school were looking into getting some Raspberry Pi computers for use in the after school club, and if anyone was interested, to get in contact. I don’t think she was quite prepared for what was to follow!