Cymplecy (Simplesi) Blog


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...



Raspberry Pi have worked with MIT to produce a Scratch2 compatible program that runs standalone on a Pi2/3/4 (but not older models or PiZero series). It comes with basic gpio pin control but I’ve...


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...


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 – – for a very reasonable £2. I NO LONGER...


ScratchGPIO Map Pin

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


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...