Category Archives: hardware

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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Connect DS18B20 temperature sensor to micro:bit

UPDATE: it seems that something in MakeCode – or in the DF Robot extension outlined below – has possibly changed and it may no longer work. It also causes conflicts with an OLED display extension. Try this new alpha extension … Continue reading

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Snow Leopard Mac won’t boot – startup disk full

or: what to do when your son tells you 10 minutes before he needs to go to school that the old family iMac is broken and he can’t get his work off that needs handing in like right now. Symptom: … Continue reading

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KettleRun3

Back in 2016, I made KettleRun, a micro:bit game where you had to navigate your space ship through a canyon in order to be rewarded with a nice, hot cup of tea. Now I’ve made a version for the Pimoroni … Continue reading

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Surreal random micro:bit story printer

This is a slight twist on my original Little Box of Poems I originally made back in 2012. It mashes that up with Papert-inspired random poetry to create surreal haiku-like poems or story starters. This project uses a BBC micro:bit … Continue reading

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