Light Strips for the micro:bit

Kitronik produce and sell a number of light strips for the micro:bit called Zip Huddersfield Girls Geeks chose a selection of the Arc and the Circle Zips with 12 lights for a headdress workshop. Here are some steps for connecting and coding these lightstrips. Connecting the Zips to the micro:bit Solder the Zip You need to … Continue reading Light Strips for the micro:bit

Cube: Code it yourself using raspberry pi!

On a raspberry pi open a terminal window You need to install mayavi2 clone our cubert library from github go to the cubert folder run the rainfall simulator create your own code by editing These are the commands that let you do all that. To view the simulator your pi needs to be connected … Continue reading Cube: Code it yourself using raspberry pi!

CNC Milling Machine and Laser Engraver

My husband and I were thinking about saving for a laser cutter. They are really expensive (£3,000+) but we REALLY want one. After lots of searching my husband decided to buy this CNC Milling Machine and Laser Engraver: It was delivered via Fedex from China with full tracking and texts. There were no extra … Continue reading CNC Milling Machine and Laser Engraver

CUBE: Post 2 – prototyping

So the wire I ordered was completely wrong. Copper wire is WEAK! And exactly what I don't want. This week I've gone with 2.5mm wire from screwfix: We used this YouTube video as a guide on how to straighten wire. It worked really well and was LOTS of fun We then created some … Continue reading CUBE: Post 2 – prototyping