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 … Continue reading
Author Archives: whaleygeek
Use the popular Energenie plugs to control or monitor devices in your house: view code on github
This is a placeholder for a project that I developed in order to build a zero-install arduino programer project. I will soon package this up and make the code available with examples of how to read and write from SPI … Continue reading
This is a placeholder for a project that I developed in order to build a zero-install RFID tag reader project. I will soon package this up and make the code available with examples of how to read and write from … Continue reading
This article explains how to add an RFID tag reader to your Raspberry Pi. With a tag reader you can read the unique ID numbers from RFID cards and even your Oyster card, and make things happen on your Raspberry … Continue reading
The Neopixels Colour Mixer uses a PiDuino board from skpang, to read 3 analog soft pot strips, and to drive a strip of Neopixels.
The Peek-a-boo camera demo uses the new Piduino board from skpang. As you move up to it, a little flap opens to expose a camera, it snaps your photo and shows it on the monitor with a random caption, then … Continue reading
Today is the 50th Anniversary of the BASIC programming language, and I got all misty-eyed thinking back to being an 11 year old learning BASIC for the very first time. I decided to do some small things to celebrate the … Continue reading
Here is a copy of the slides I used at my “How can a STEM Ambassador help your school” talk at the 2014 OCR Raspberry Jamboree.
Today at Raspberry Pi club, myself and some of the children worked out how to add sounds to their games. The steps you go through are relatively simple, but I thought it useful to document them here for others to … Continue reading