Author: cymplecy

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AniBots for Primary

I am a very strong proponent that physical computing is a great way to carry on enthusiasm for programming after primary children have out-grown animating sprites on a computer screen. Or, in fact, getting back...

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Scratch2GPIO

Raspberry Pi have worked with MIT to produce a Scratch2 compatible program that runs standalone on a Pi3 or Pi2 (but not older models or PiZero series). It comes with basic gpio pin control...

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Tracking robot position within an area

  For a couple of years, I’ve been thinking/wanting to have a system for determining the position of  a robot within a marked area.   I’ve not found an economical/easy way of doing this...

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GPIO Hammer Header Jigs

The pirates at Pimoroni have sourced the item we have been looking for ever since the PiZero has launched – a solderless header – https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/gpio-hammer-header – for a very reasonable £2. I NO LONGER...

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ScratchGPIO Map Pin

Simply broadcast Map Pin x, name to rename a sensor pinx to name Map Pin to name now in ScratchGPIO7 pic.twitter.com/wAUlVuQ4On — Simon Walters (@cymplecy) November 21, 2016

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Scratch2Pi (part 2)

Previous blurb here So having got technoboy10 twitter extension.js file up and running – I went about playing with it to alter it to  try and make it talk to a python program running on...

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Scratch2Pi

With Raspberry Pi now supplying a browser capable of using Scratch 2, I thought I’d see if it was possible to get use Scratch 2 in a browser to control the GPIO pins on...