Author: cymplecy

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Raspberry Pi: A computer for $25

The lie we let slide – shame on us 🙁 When the Pi was launched it was heralded as a computer for $25. It wasn’t. It was a motherboard that would cost you £21 to...

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RaspberryPi and FUD

Uncertainty Raspberry Pi is completely unpredictable – no-one outside an inner circle of employees and special friends knows what they are going to do next. If you are outside of this “circle of trust” then there...

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Physical Computing Models

The starting point of physical computing is to get a light to switch on/off.  Then to read a switch and get it to control the light. We then move onto motors and controlling vehicles....

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Plug and Play Raspberry Pi

HOT NEWS UPDATE VIA Andrew Mullholland (@GBAMAN1) It seems that you CAN talk to a Raspberry Pi over a LAN cable plugged into your laptop by simply installing the Apple Bonjour service!!!!! (Mac have...

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NuScratch version of Whiskers

Hot off the press – No-Mod-Programming has done NuScratch version of Whiskers for RaspberryPi 🙂 To use on the Pi download the image file , unzip it  save it into /home/pi folder and make a...

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ScratchGPIO8Beta

I’m pushing out a beta version of ScratchGPIO8 for testing New Features Calling external programs broadcast run python test.py will run an external program (in the /home/pi folder) called test.py Improved H-Bridge motor control...

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MicroUSB HUB with PiZero

I bought one of these microUSB Hubs for testing with a PiZero. They are proper hubs but the microUSB socket only seems to provide power out and not full USB services I tried using...

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PiZero to be given away?

As long time readers know, the PiZero being sold in low quantities at a very low price with no potential for a decent profit by anyone is an enigma wrapped in a sow’s ear. The latest...