About Me


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I am currently employed in an after school club as a playworker. I want to expand my roles and responsibilities in to supporting IT / Computer Science / Programming in the classroom as I have a lot to share.  I am currently learning programming with python and tkinter.

I am involved with running the Torbay Raspberry Pi jams and also attend the Exeter Jams.  I am really keen and people have actually commented on the amount of enthusiasm I have for this.  The Pi really has made a difference.

My blog is a record of what I am or have worked on.  Within a school I can work along side children / young people and importantly teachers to produce teaching resources and perhaps run clubs which I have some experience of.


I am signed up to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) update service which is designed to keep data upto date and reduce the need for a new DBS check for every post gained.


I am committed to safeguarding children, young people and 
vulnerable groups and expect any school or establishment I am 
involved with to share this commitment.

Exeter Raspberry PI jam

Exeter Raspberry Pi jam


Saturday 2nd August between 10:00 and 12:00
Exeter Raspberry Jam
Exeter Library
Castle Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3PQ
United Kingdom

Football – Torbay vs Bristol pt 2

Good game today vs Bristol.  Even though Torbay Lost 36 – 6.   I started out as water boy,  got promoted to ball boy then ended up as part of the chain gang,  so going up in the world.






Football – Torbay vs Bristol

game day

20 July 2014

Torbay Trojans vs Bristol Apache

Clennon Valley : 14:30

HTML 5 lists

I recently had the need to update a website with a list of links to meeting minutes,  I wanted to create a list but in reverse order so that the list would go 3,2,1 as  the 3rd meeting is the latest meeting that occurred and therefore ideally should be at the top.

HTML 5 seems to provide a solution to this.  In general html lists appear as

  1. Item 1
  2. item 2
  3. item 3
	<li>Item 1</li>
	<li>item 2</li>
	<li>item 3</li>

However in html 5 it is possible to have a list going in reverse

  1. Item 1
  2. item 2
  3. item 3
<ol reversed>
	<li>Item 1</li>
	<li>item 2</li>
	<li>item 3</li>

I have put the above code in as text as my plugin doesn’t seem to support html5 yet





Raspberry PI B+

Raspberry PI Model B+


Image taken from the Raspberry Pi website and has been used here simply to illustrate the post,  ( (c) copy right Raspberry Pi Foundation. )

Pi jam 12/7/2014

I have put a write up of todays Pi jam on the Devon and Cornwall Lug website


Includes photos and videos.


Ok just got skype back up and running

I had to do a few extra steps to get this working properly

after downloading

sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-lucid_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb

Don’t bother with Ubuntu software centre, the command line is far easier.

In my xubuntu panel there seemed to be a suggestion there were a few problems so typing

sudo apt-get install –fix-missing

Installed the extra dependencies needed (or should have) anyway skype seems happy either way,  not sure why this hasn’t been updated since ubuntu 10.04.

If you want to add me, please use psutton111

Torbay Pi jam preview

This is a preview of Freddie the face, designed to show a range of emotions, This will be demonstrated at the Torbay Pi jam on Saturday 12th July.  This is a project by Tom Brough not ME.

HC-SR04 Ultrasonic module

HC-SR04 Ultrasonic module




vnc distractions

Raspberry pi over vnc





The raspberry pi screen over vnc captured just the vnc window


This is freedoom over vnc,  its slow and not really playable.


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