Monthly Archives: December 2016

Trash can PC

Here’s how I got a useful, working PC for next to nothing. SonB and I found a couple of old PC chassis dumped on the street a year or so ago, both missing hard drives but we took the memory … Continue reading

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Microbit wireless data logger with printout

This project uses 2 microbits – one attached to a thermal till-roll printer as before. This time there’s a second microbit which can be battery-powered and put on a car, parachute, dog, whatever takes your fancy. Every 10 seconds it … Continue reading

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Connecting a thermal printer to a BBC microbit

UPDATE – I have tidied up the code a lot and put a demo program on Github for you to enjoy – prints out a demo page like the one below: I have a Sparkfun thermal till-roll printer which I … Continue reading

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Pongo: wireless microbit Python pong

UPDATE: this project’s code is now on Github. I love the wireless capabilities of Python on the BBC microbit and I’ve been using it with some success in my Year 8 classes. I thought I’d have a go at writing … Continue reading

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