Monthly Archives: February 2016

Python activity – recreate Matisse’s Snail

  Here’s a fun lesson with Python Turtle graphics I did with my Year 7s. They had done some Python before – mainly stuff with loops, making and breaking Caesar cyphers, but I think it’s fair to say that they … Continue reading

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Updated URLs for your internet radio

I’ve just been doing my annual maintenance on my kitchen radio – it’s an old RaspberryPi with a lovely Pimoroni Displayotron3000, and it runs their lovely radio script. (You configure it by editing the dot3k.cfg file in ~/Pimoroni/displayotron/dot3k/advanced) I’ve made … Continue reading

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MicroBit Happy Plant

I had a go at making Geekfish’s Happy Plant project myself – this aims to tell you if your plant is thirsty using a BBC MicroBit, a resistor, some nails and a bit of Python code. I edited the code … Continue reading

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3 ways of making sound with the BBC MicroBit

Games on the MicroBit are way more fun when they make noise. Here are 3 ways of making sound that I’ve tried with things I had lying around the house, in ascending order of usefulness / awesomeness: 1) A loudspeaker. … Continue reading

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Possible first Y7 Python MicroBit lesson

Here’s my first stab at a first Year 7 MicroBit lesson activity sheet – it assumes you’re using Mu as your editor, but not REPL (command line). It’s untested and will evolve with suggestions and with experience using it in … Continue reading

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