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MonkMakes RasPi Robot Rover Kit review

If you want to cut to the chase, at about 22 minutes in the robot starts moving – much to the surprise of my dog Ellie. I really liked the Monk Makes RFID Clever Card Kit, so I was delighted … Continue reading

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Simple Scratch intruder alarm

Here’s a really simple Raspberry Pi project I’m going to try in my Year 6 Code Club. They’ve used Scratch before but never done any physical computing. Some of them have unused Raspberry Pis at home and this might inspire … Continue reading

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Teaching algorithms in Year 1

There have been many challenges in my new role as a primary school Digital Learning Co-ordinator: teaching Computing to 3 Reception classes in a formal ICT room with desks and PCs designed for adults, adapting and evolving a curriculum on … Continue reading

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Getting to grips with the mouse

I’ve recently found myself with the challenge of teaching Reception age children Computing not in their own classroom, but in a traditional ICT suite with desks, PCs, keyboards and mice that actually aren’t even designed for Year 6 children, they … Continue reading

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More adventures in thermal printing

I’ve been rediscovering my old Sparkfun serial thermal till roll printer, the one I used for my Little Box of Poems, a connected IoT printer, printing from the BBC micro:bit and other projects. These printers are great fun and can … Continue reading

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