Light Strips for the micro:bit

Kitronik produce and sell a number of light strips for the micro:bit called Zip https://www.kitronik.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?cat=0&q=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

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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: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2016-New-GRBL-CNC-machine-3-Axis-Pcb-Milling-Machine-2418-Diy-Wood-Carving-Mini-Engraving/32702214289.html 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: https://www.screwfix.com/p/apollo-2-5mm-2-5mm-galvanised-garden-wire-x-25m/57999 We used this YouTube video as a guide on how to straighten wire. It worked really well and was LOTS of fun https://youtu.be/b4-QF-WRFjQ We then created some … Continue reading CUBE: Post 2 – prototyping

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