Updates May 2018

  The past week has seen a somewhat flurry of activity around a range of different issues. Firstly,  I was contacted with regard to CoderDojos starting up in Devon.   This is really exciting as it takes Code Club to the next level and extends participation to 7 – 17 year olds.   There should be a…

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Futurelearn course update May 2018

  I have decided to undertake my next future learn course ‘Teaching programming in Primary Schools‘.  This covers using scratch to create simple and more complex programs.  It is designed also cover the basic concepts in programming. Hopefully I can not only use what is taught to  help me as a Teaching Assistant in schools…

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December 2017 Tech Jam Writeup

## December 2017 write up. This month was another successful tech jam, with lots going on. The Physical computing section was set up early with Pi’s, monitors etc, along with some extra monitors for use by visitors. This area has become pretty much self sufficient. This month,  we again had our switch setup, so each…

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Adventures with Arduino Part 37

  Now that I have the DHT-11 module working, I am trying to integrate this with the RTC module,.  Initial attempts at this failed.  So taking a step back, I have got just the RTC module working the the LCD screen. Instructions are here: http://computers.tutsplus.com/tutorials/using-an-arduino-as-an-lcd-clock–cms-21696 Note you need to run 2 sketches here,  the first…

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Adventures with Arduino Part 21

  I have now built a plant moisture monitor from project 8 in the Arduino project handbook.   I still need to do some finer calibration but it works. If you have the book, the project is on page 58/59.  The code can be downloaded from https://arduinohandbook.wordpress.com/projects/8-plant-monitor/ The full code from the book is now…

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Adventures with Arduino Part 18

adventures in arduino part 18 Further to the halloween project I decided to experiment further with the PWM features of the Nano Board.  First task was to look up which pins support PWM http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=79842.0 So from this: “PWM: 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, and 11. I loaded up the fade program from the example code…

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ToriOS Daily Build 1

Anyone following this blog will know that I am involved with ToriOS.  ToriOS is a GNU / Linux based system designed for low power and low memory systems, hence support for non-PAE hardware. ToriOS is currently in the late stages of development, and we would like more testers for the daily build iso files. More…

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