For our Christmas do, I usually do something along the lines of …well, lights. In my family we have always celebrated the Solstice and the sun coming back, because quite frankly, Winter is a bit miserable. So, last year I wore a crown of ivy, berries, and little warm white lights. This year… I figured I’ve got a bit better at coding, so why not … Continue reading Xmas dress 2017
As part of my job I get to go out and enthuse about robots, electronics, and the future of computing education to people. This time we took demos, drawing robots, and fighting robots. ALL THE ROBOTS. Wish I’d laser cut more medals though. Storify of tweets and instagram and all that social media jazz here: https://storify.com/leeroyb/designnightsheffield Continue reading Design Night Sheffield
Everyone has to start somewhere. I started using Python around a year ago, but have no formal training in it. I expect this makes me a beginner. So why am I writing tutorials if I’m not an expert? Well, I figured there are a lot of people in the same boat as me. How many times have you blindly followed a tutorial, made something work, … Continue reading Be brave!
Been meaning to put this one up for a bit, but time, projects, workshops, work, life, etc. With the MagPi magazine issue 57 there was this awesome cover freebie – a google ai kit, just add Pi. After scraping all of tesco’s stock for my nearest and dearest, I decided mine would be a lot better off in something more substantial than the card housing … Continue reading Googleaisaur
In which I put a Haynes “retro game” into my recycling. Annoyingly, they’re currently sold out here but at least you can have a look at what the project was supposed to look like. Amazon and Waterstones do them, but at full price. I’m not one for following instructions, and I’m rapidly running out of room to store all the projects I make, so one … Continue reading Pong in a bottle
I’ve always been a fan of the Mad Max series, and also of great mean-looking cars. I recently went to Pi Wars, an event where Raspberry Pi computers are used to control robots to complete a number of tasks, and was inspired to make my own. Having not made a Pi powered robot before, I started with a kit from Coretec Robotics, which is the … Continue reading Post-Apocalyptic Tiny 4WD
I’ll get right out there and say it. I love Eurovision. It’s one of my favourite televisual events of the year (right up there with Tom Hardy reading the cbeebies bedtime story). I decided to mark the occasion by making a visual excitement indicator. The tweets came later. I wanted to show how excited I was about each song during the contest using bright shiny … Continue reading Eurovision Crown 2017