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!
What? The Raspberry Pi Message Frame is a pair of photo frames that can record, send, receive and play audio messages between each other. The frames can be anywhere in the world once they are connected to the Internet. In the background the messages are sent and received over email. Scroll to the very end of … Continue reading Make: Raspberry Pi Message Frame
My son's birthday party is coming up and in a moment of madness I decided to make capes for all his friends. He's big into superheroes at the moment and loves a good cape. I copied the instructions from this blog: http://eastcoastmommyblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/no-sew-superhero-cape-and-cuffs.html BIG IMPORTANT NOTE: It says no sew superhero cape but if you want The … Continue reading Make: A Superhero Cape
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
The small size of the micro:bit lends itself to wearable tech. It's just perfect to go on your wrist and a micro:bit watch was one of the first projects on their website: https://www.microbit.co.uk/blocks/lessons/the-watch/activity Not wanting to mess round with velcro, tape and materials I thought of a better idea to strap a micro:bit to my … Continue reading Make: micro:bit step counter with rewards (the step counter)
For MakerFaire UK 2017 we decided to enter a project, which was then accepted! The project is a Raspberry Pi controlled car connected to a virtual reality viewer and wii remote. Basically the user can drive the car using a wii remote and also see everything from the car's point of view. For added complexity … Continue reading Make: Raspberry Pi First Person View Robot Car
For World Book Day my son dressed up as the BFG. So, of course, I had to make him a micro:bit dream jar! For world book day my son is going as the #BFG complete with a #microbit glowing dream jar @microbit_edu #WBD2017 pic.twitter.com/uVxqcOJA0I — Lorraine Underwood (@LMcUnderwood) February 28, 2017 BUILD I used the … Continue reading Make: micro:bit BFG Dream Jar