Tag Archives: poetry

Robot poetry and storytelling in Scratch

There’s nothing new under the sun, and this is an old idea that went down incredibly well: generating random stories and poems by picking random words from word banks. I am grateful for my former colleague Cassie Wise for suggesting … Continue reading

Posted in education, ICT | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Connecting a thermal printer to a BBC microbit

UPDATE – I have tidied up the code a lot and put a demo program on Github for you to enjoy – prints out a demo page like the one below: I have a Sparkfun thermal till-roll printer which I … Continue reading

Posted in computers, microbit | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Little Box of Haiku

Following on from my Little Box of Poems – which printed a random poem on till-roll (and which also inspired Carrie Anne Philbin’s Little Box of Geek) – I present: The Little Box of Haiku. It’s made from a RaspberryPi … Continue reading

Posted in poetry, Raspberry Pi | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Little Box of Poems with a Raspberry Filling

Back in October 2012 I made my first Little Box of Poems – this is a self-contained box that prints out a random short poem when you press a big red shiny button. I like having poems instead of receipts … Continue reading

Posted in computers, ipad, iPhone, poetry, Raspberry Pi, Raspbian | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments

Little Box of Poems

Anyone who’s unfortunate enough to follow me on Flickr knows that I’ve become a bit obsessed by till-roll lately. I bought a tiny thermal till-roll printer to hook up to my Arduino or RaspberryPi, the idea being to make a … Continue reading

Posted in Arduino, hardware, literature, poetry | Tagged , , | 3 Comments