After failing to get the cycling jacket done I was desperate to create SOMETHING wearable with neopixels and the micro:bit. I love my micro:bit belt but it drains a lot of power, even from separate batteries. I wanted something smaller that would run off the micro:bit, more subtle, but just as fun. Going back … Continue reading Make: micro:bit neopixel sleeve
Just a quick update on this project. I went through lots more ideas that all failed Using neopixels and LEDs - the size difference is too much between the two lights Using breadboard friendly neopixels. I had some in stock so thought I'd give it a go. No matter how carefully I tried to … Continue reading Make: micro:bit indicator jacket
Earlier this year I went back to my cross stitch days and made a micro:bit cross stitch. The pattern is in my previous blog post Last night I finished the project by adding some red LEDs connected to a battery with switch: I always hold my breath before flipping the switch... luckily it all … Continue reading Update: micro:bit cross stitch finished
My new job involves me driving into Lancaster City Centre. After a trial run on my induction day I figured it would be easier and quicker to cycle part of the way. So what do I need? An RGB LED indicator grid to go on the back of my cycling jacket of course! This project … Continue reading FAIL: RGB LED Indicators for a Cycling Jacket
This week I am going to Makersphere at St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School run by the amazing Lara Lowe and Jan Clemo, two teaching assistants at the school who (amongst many other things) run an after school coding club. Find them on twitter: https://twitter.com/MaryMagsPiClub I am running a micro:bit workshop and have decided to make a … Continue reading Make: micro:bit shiny belt
My husband and I both work part time on different days. We have two young boys. My husband works the same days each week but different hours. We live 30 minutes from the nearest big shop, 10 minutes from our son's school, 15 minutes from our other son's nursery, 30 minutes from my work and … Continue reading Make: Ordering chaos – project Hanover
My stair lights project was featured in the Raspberry Pi's official magazine the MagPi. I wrote a 2 page tutorial based on my blog post. It's on page 48 https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/MagPi58.pdf and check out a picture of my photo frame on page 85!