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micro:bit wireless keypad communicator

Learn how computers scan keyboards and make your own wireless texting machine! Building on my micro:bit calculator project, which uses a 4×4 membrane keypad attached to a breakout board, I made a simple device so you can send and receive … Continue reading

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micro:bit calculator with external keypad

I learned a lot about how matrix keyboards work in a recent micro:bit project where I made my own out of some buttons and wire. It’s much simpler, though, to use a ready made one and these 4×4 membrane keyboards … Continue reading

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Learn how a keypad matrix works with a micro:bit

Use a micro:bit, some buttons, and wires to learn how a keyboard matrix works Back in 2018 I had a go at making a simple pocket calculator using some micro:bits, and one thing that’s been bugging me ever since was … Continue reading

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An improved micro:bit CPU

In a previous project I made a simulation of a very simple microprocessor using a BBC micro:bit. It’s coded in MakeCode blocks and, although it only has 4 instructions in its very reduced instruction set, it behaves in many ways … Continue reading

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Make your own processor with a micro:bit

Last week I made a binary adding machine out of 3 micro:bits to learn a bit about how computers work deep inside. This week I’ve been inspired by Ben Eater’s 8-bit computer project. I highly recommend his videos if you … Continue reading

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