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 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!
Every year the village near us has a week long Scarecrow Festival. Every resident puts out a scarecrow according to a chosen theme. This year's theme is "Traditional Tales". We've decided to make a "scarecrow" for the school window. Obviously it had to move and light up! https://twitter.com/LMcUnderwood/status/856275785715511296 There are two motors: one for the … Continue reading MAKE: micro:bit Incy Wincy Spider
My 4 year old son loves Power Rangers. It's his birthday in a few weeks so I decided to make him a Power Rangers sword that lights up. https://twitter.com/LMcUnderwood/status/850452866145939458 Build I used the following equipment (affiliate link) RGB light strip micro:bit AAA JST battery cage 2 x M3 bolts Build steps Cut … Continue reading Make: a micro:bit Power Rangers light up sword
For an upcoming day at work I'm trying to come up with ideas of what students could make with a micro:bit, a button, some lights and a servo motor. Here we have: the micro:bit love meter! #microbit love meter using a #button, #neopixels and a #servo. I never win on the 1st go! @microbit_edu pic.twitter.com/FLes6JoR8N … Continue reading Make: micro:bit love meter
Idea Over Christmas we had some lights hooked around the banisters running up our stairs. They were gold lights in a tube that looped quite easily through the wooden banisters. My husband really liked them and wanted to keep them on the stairs. The Christmas lights were baulked. They didn't always turn on and entire … Continue reading Make: Neopixel temperature stair lights