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micro:bit OLED display

I love add-on displays for micro:bits, and after putting a cheap colour LCD through its paces, I’ve been experimenting with a tiny 128×64 pixel OLED screen. OLED displays are great because they are very sharp and have insanely high contrast … Continue reading

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LCD colour display for micro:bit

I love displays so I couldn’t resist this £10 Waveshare colour LCD that plugs straight into the micro:bit’s edge connector. It’s small, 1.8 inches across, and with a resolution of 160×128 pixels, but just the right size to match a … Continue reading

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Podcasts: skip intro

Something occurred to me as I binge-listened to the excellent BBC World Service podcast 13 Minutes to the Moon. Podcast makers might want to consider changing the grammar, the format, after a podcast has been initially released – or change … Continue reading

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10 most influential computers and programs

This tweet got me thinking… A work in progress: inspired by my recent trips to @tnmoc @sciencemuseum and #Apollo50th, I've decided to list 10 amazing tales that demonstrate remarkable achievements in the history of Computing. Have I omitted any obvious … Continue reading

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Cheese Nibbler

There’s a great interview with Charlie Brooker in Custom PC magazine about how they made the interactive Black Mirror episode Bandersnatch, his roots in Sinclair Spectrum gaming and – most interesting of all – the stuff they had to leave … Continue reading

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