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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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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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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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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Minecraft Pi GUI

The Minecraft-Pi GUI program I started working on a while back is now in its own DEDICATED git repository. tkinter gui program to interact with minecraft pi editionhttps://github.com/zleap/minecraftpi-gui0 forks.0 stars.0 open issues.Recent commits: fix show position and goto position, Paul Sutton update to the dev version, paul dev version has flat world with tnt blocks…

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Projects update June 21 2016

I seem to have been busy with a few things over the last few days.  Firstly as my Arduino clock has failed (basically the time needs re-setting ).  I decided to therefore use the breadboard for something else.  I also need the LCD display for another project. I found instructions for a HC-SR04 triggered alarm…

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