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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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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Update 07th Feb 2016

  Yesterday I attended the Exeter Pi jam with Tom Brough and have put a write on the tech jam website.  I have also downloaded the latest ToriOS image.  This is so that I can carry on working on the JWM settings manager section for the manual.  The ToriOS team are still looking for more…

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Adventures with Arduino Part 24

Further to part 22 of this blog series.  I have now, through a lot of trial, error, hacking and experimentation with code got to the point where the LCD screen now displays wet or dry depending on the value of the analogue input. The code is below, it isn’t perfect but this works, so I…

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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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