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Hyper-local personal train and London bus times

Terence Eden has a cool project to turn a Nook e-reader into a personal display of the next useful trains and London buses to depart from near his home. I thought I’d do something similar and would start with the … Continue reading

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Ultrasonic distance sensor micro:bit theremin

I’ve tried to make really crude theremin-like noise-making machines before with an Arduino and an LED, and with micro:bits, and of course there’s my spooky bat theremin Scratch project. I had a HC-SR04 ultrasonic distance sensor lying around. You can … Continue reading

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10 Backlisted episodes that changed my life

It’s that time when people post their top 10 books, films, albums of the year. I even just saw a ‘top 10 best staircases of 2019‘ list, which made me panic and realise I haven’t even got my top 10 … Continue reading

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Playing Arduboy games on a micro:bit

There are lots of little machines and platforms for making and playing your own games now; various colour LCD MakeCode Arcade machines, the Arduino-based Arduboy which uses a tiny but crisp black and white OLED display as well as the … Continue reading

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Simple Python game with micro:bit OLED display

I’ve managed to get a simple game working on my micro:bit OLED display, and I ditched the breadboard at the same time, meaning that it should be possible to build this into a small case. I may even add some … Continue reading

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