Category Archives: BBC

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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UPDATED roundup of Python micro:bit resources

Here’s a summary of my Python resources and projects for the BBC micro:bit which you may find useful… you’ll need the Mu editor to flash some of these, especially the ones that use the radio module. Connect a thermal till … Continue reading

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Fip has moved

As you may know, I love making little internet radios from Raspberry Pi computers – mostly so I can listen to the wonderful French radio station Fip. Fip plays a mixture of jazz, left-field rock and pop, classical music – … Continue reading

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My life in the Bush of ghosts

Yesterday, thanks to the kindness of Wanda Petrusewicz in remembering me, I was able to look inside Bush House, straddling Aldwych and the Strand in London. It was the home of the BBC World Service from 1941 until 2012, and … Continue reading

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CoolPlay for MacOS X

What is CoolPlay? A Coldplay tribute band? Well, yes it is – but it’s also a piece of Windows audio play out software written for BBC News between 2000 and 2010. At its simplest, it allows you to load audio … Continue reading

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