Cymplecy (Simplesi) Blog


Simon says use Alexa with NodeRED

  Once you start playing around with getting Alexa to control stuff around your home with NodeRED, you are normally faced with the issue of needing an Alexa skill. And you then either have...


Testing S3DGPIO for Win 10 in a school

After testing at home – uploaded my modified Scratch Desktop to dropbox and took the robot into school Software install went fine – logged onto dropbox -downloaded my zip file and unzipped it to...


Continous Servo DIY Robot

As part of my ever-lasting quest for cheap robotics, I’m trying out using continuous servos as the motors. These are simply standard servos mechanisms where the internal position feed back has been disabled (and...


Using Scratch 3 in Primary Classroom

I normally teach Scratch using 1.4 in class but decided to give Scratch 3 a try-out in January/February with Year 4 (previous class experience – one half-term when they were in Year 3) Summary...


DHT11 Added to ScratchGPIO

You can now use a DHT11 Temperature/Humidity sensor with ScratchGPIO. To get readings simple use an example script like this to ask for readings once per second from a sensor connected to pin10.