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More adventures in software-defined radio

multitasking – tide times and flight data! At the risk of being accused of ‘clickbait’ again, here’s an update on what I’ve been doing with my USB software-defined radio stick. Yes I know this is nothing new, yes I know … Continue reading

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Microbit-controlled radio / MP3 player

Here’s a quick project showing the power of David Whale’s bitio Python library. This gives Python on a Raspberry Pi, Mac or Windows PC access to the physical sensors on the BBC micro:bit. You can control a program on your … Continue reading

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PyPlay for Raspberry Pi

Ages ago I made a simple Python program that would play audio files out one at a time on a Mac. What’s the big deal with that? Don’t lots of programs do that? Well, I don’t think so, at least … Continue reading

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RFID card kit for Raspberry Pi

Two videos (one short, one long) exploring the Monk Makes Clever Card kit for the Raspberry Pi. I really recommend this RFID card kit, it is excellent value and the supplied software is very thoughtfully designed – I made an … Continue reading

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Tide times on Raspberry Pi Inky pHAT display

Now updated with weather info – see end of this blog post! Someone once said ‘information wants to be free’. Well, yes and no. If you’re looking for publicly-funded academic research papers or live train running information or potentially life-saving … Continue reading

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