Christmas Lights on the Raspberry Pi

DRAFT********** TBC Tuesday 4th December     A simple guide to connecting WS2812B strips to a Raspberry Pi You can control a strip of individually controllable RGB LEDs using a Raspberry Pi. The lights The lights are called WS2812B. Adafruit calls them Neopixels. They are individually controllable red, green, blue lights. Here is a strip … Continue reading Christmas Lights on the Raspberry Pi

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Extension: Hacking the Bearables badge with a micro:bit

After my husband successfully hacked the Pimoroni Bearables badge with a Raspberry Pi: https://lorrainbow.wordpress.com/2017/11/18/guest-blogger-phil-underwood-hacking-the-bareables-badge/ I decided to have a go and try it with the micro:bit I'm in no way an electronics whizz like him but the words i2c and CLK sounded familiar! Turns out the micro:bit does have an i2c bus! How to hack the … Continue reading Extension: Hacking the Bearables badge with a micro:bit

Updated: micro:bit sound sensing hoodie

After buying the MonkMakes sensor board: https://www.monkmakes.com/mb_sensor/ I decided to upgrade the micro:bit light up hoodie. The lights would now light up the louder it got around me! Here's the final result: https://twitter.com/LMcUnderwood/status/922583301059235840 Build The sensor board is very easy to connect using crocodile clips Using 3 different crocodile clips you connect Pin 1 of the … Continue reading Updated: micro:bit sound sensing hoodie