Category Archives: Raspbian

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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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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Raspberry Pi Freeview PVR and TV streamer

I’ve had a cheap USB SDR stick sitting in my Amazon basket for… about 2 years. I finally got round to buying the thing. What is an SDR? It’s a Software Defined Radio – a radio tuner that allows you … Continue reading

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Flotilla-controlled Raspberry Pi internet radio

As you may know, I love making different internet radios with Raspberry Pis! This week I’ve been rediscovering the Pimoroni Flotilla modular physical computing devices which I backed on Kickstarter a few years ago, and as my first Python project … Continue reading

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