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Arduino instead of Pi this time!

I've been meaning for some time to do a wearables project, and have had an Adafruit Gemma sitting in my workbox for some time, along with a whole pile of sewable neopixels. I decided last weekend that I should just go ahead and get started with it. My first hiccup though was in talking to... Continue Reading →

More on the weather station

In my last blog post, I talked about Angus's weather station, and how I was using Plotly to  gather and display the data. I quickly realised though that this wasn't a great solution. Firstly, there was a maximum of 10000 data points that could be stored, and secondly I didn't seem to be able to... Continue Reading →

Raspberry Pi Weather Station

I've been quite keen on the idea of having a home weather station for some time, and noted with interest when Les Pounder's Makerlife kit launched (currently available here at CPC, for example, but you should be able to find it at a range of places by searching for "Makerlife weather station"). I was a... Continue Reading →

Developing Python GUIs

It's not only for Raspberry Pi's of course, but python is somewhat of a default language when it comes to the Pi. My son started of coding on his Pi in Scratch, but got frustrated by its limitations so moved on to python. When I started working with raspberry pis, pretty well a year ago... Continue Reading →

Tiny 4WD robot

I was lucky enough to win a Tiny 4WD robot on Pimoroni's BilgeTank last week, and had great fun putting it together and putting it through its paces over the last couple of days. I thought I'd do a bit of a summary here that might help others putting theirs together. In particular, I wanted to talk... Continue Reading →

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