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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Scratch 3.0

  SCRATCH 3.0 August 2018 will see a new release of the Scratch programming environment.   Scratch 3.0 preview needs WebGL installed.  I got scratch 3 working by installing chromium browser on my Linuxmint desktop..  This seems to have WebGL support built in,  the default Firefox browser does not appear to have this.  (I may be…

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Exeter Pi Jam – April 2018

Exeter Raspberry Pi Jam – April 2018 Presented by 2.times do,   and held at Exeter Library This months Exeter Pi jam was really busy and varied.   Held in the Rougemont room,   there were lots of people including families all hacking away at various projects.   Outside of the main room on the way in was the…

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CPD Update 2018 – Part 1

CPD Update 2018 – Part 1   Over the past week or so I have been working hard to update my CPD and CV. Firstly on the 16th of Feb I attended a Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness course. This was presented by the Children’s society and held at the Foyer in Torquay. I found out…

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Exeter Pi Jam Feb 2018

Exeter Pi Jam Feb 2018   This month was the usual mix of robots, raspberry Pi, arduino, etc About 12 – 15 workstations were set up with a range of activities to choose from: Scratch ScratchGPIO Python PythonGPIO Minecraft hacking with the Minecraft API software as well We also had various robots based on a…

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Exeter Raspberry Pi jam Feb 2018

Exeter Raspberry Pi jam Saturday 3rd Feb 2018 sees the next Raspberry Pi jam taking place at Exeter Library,   as usual the will have Pi’s, Micro:bits, Arduino, electronics etc.  So lots of hacking, learning and fun, as well as the usual chat, help, advice and support. Should be good.    See you between 10 and…

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Arduino easy module shield

Arduino easy module shield   Equipment required: Shield Arduino R3 uno Long nose pliers Scissors to open packet Upon opening the packet,  you get a shield with a foam protective sheet. Fitting the board is easy(ish) partly as you need to align all pins carefully and if need be adjust the to suit the female…

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OggCamp 2018

  OGG CAMP 2018 I am re-posting this to my blog, having found it on Google+ .  This means it will get re-posted to G+ and also posted to my JoinDiaspora account. Do you OggCamp? If so, you might be interested…. OggCamp, the premier unconference celebrating Free Culture, Free and Open Source Software, hardware hacking,…

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Orange pi one plus

Orange pi one plus   Open hardware.  Development platform similar to the Raspberry Pi,   happy hacking 🙂 Orange Pi Website More information from Aliexpress. Brand Name: ORANGEPI Memory Capacity: 1GB Processor Brand: Allwinner Intergrated Feature: 10/100/1000Mbps Model Number: Orange Pi One Plus Interface: TF Card Support,HDMI/RCA Output,USB OTG Demo Board Type: ARM is it customized:…

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