CUBE: Post 3 – Soldering

The PCBs arrived! https://twitter.com/LMcUnderwood/status/953991535871262720 I'll post their design on here soon... To solder the light on I used trusty blu tac. I put a blob on blu tac on the table and placed a board on top I placed a smaller bit of blu tac on top of the board I pushed the light into … Continue reading CUBE: Post 3 – Soldering

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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

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