Monthly Archives: April 2019

Connect DS18B20 temperature sensor to micro:bit

I had a DS18B20 1-wire Temperature Sensor that came with the excellent Sensors CamJam EduKit for Raspberry Pi – I wondered if you could use this with micro:bit to get more accurate external temperature readings. It turns out, thanks to … Continue reading

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Snow Leopard Mac won’t boot – startup disk full

or: what to do when your son tells you 10 minutes before he needs to go to school that the old family iMac is broken and he can’t get his work off that needs handing in like right now. Symptom: … Continue reading

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KettleRun3

Back in 2016, I made KettleRun, a micro:bit game where you had to navigate your space ship through a canyon in order to be rewarded with a nice, hot cup of tea. Now I’ve made a version for the Pimoroni … Continue reading

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Surreal random micro:bit story printer

This is a slight twist on my original Little Box of Poems I originally made back in 2012. It mashes that up with Papert-inspired random poetry to create surreal haiku-like poems or story starters. This project uses a BBC micro:bit … Continue reading

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Add a 16×2 LCD display to a micro:bit

I had one of these cheap 16 x 2 LCD display modules hanging around that I bought to go with some Arduino or Raspberry Pi project that I never finished – in fact I couldn’t get the thing to work … Continue reading

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