Category Archives: Raspberry Pi

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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Coastal webcam with weather and tide data

Following on from my Raspberry Pi e-Ink display tide time project, I’ve made a web cam that will tweet photos overlaid with weather and tide information for any UK coastal place. It uses the official Raspberry Pi camera module. Like the InkypHAT … Continue reading

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Microbit-controlled radio / MP3 player

Here’s a quick project showing the power of David Whale’s bitio Python library. This gives Python on a Raspberry Pi, Mac or Windows PC access to the physical sensors on the BBC micro:bit. You can control a program on your … Continue reading

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PyPlay for Raspberry Pi

Ages ago I made a simple Python program that would play audio files out one at a time on a Mac. What’s the big deal with that? Don’t lots of programs do that? Well, I don’t think so, at least … Continue reading

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