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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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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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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Minecraft Pi GUI – Update

Minecraft Pi GUI – Update   Back in 2016 I started work on a Python-Tk program that can interact with Minecraft-pi.  At the time there were a few bugs I got one or two features working. I have now ‘finally’ got round to hacking this further and fixed a few features and tidied up the…

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January 2018 Tech Jam

January 2018 Tech Jam   The next tech jam is on Saturday 13th January 2018.  12:30 to 15:00 This month we have the usual physical computing activities set up We also have Shelley from Encounters Arts dropping in to do a workshop on the Chrysalis mobile hackspace being developed so a good chance to find…

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Experimenting with irc bots

  The November issue of Linux voice (soon to be integrated with Linux Magazine) had a tutorial on creating a simple IRC bot.  (ircbot1.py) I have been experimenting with this and have put the code on github various irc chat botshttps://github.com/zleap/irc_bots1 forks.0 stars.0 open issues.Recent commits: add function to allow bot to quit on user…

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