Category Archives: computers

HyperPixel touchscreen radio

I just got a HyperPIxel Raspberry Pi touch-screen LCD display from Pimoroni. This neat display is the same size as the Raspberry Pi itself, and covers all its GPIO pins but it is a touchscreen and it does shift 800×480 … Continue reading

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Interfacing Scratch and Python

Hello to Jason Isaacs is the new ‘hello world’. I decided it might be cool to knock up a simple Scratch interface for the MonkMakes Robot Rover – a bit like the block coding game I made for Year 1 … Continue reading

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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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