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Welcome to the website of Stewart Watkiss.

I’m a Data Centre Manager, a STEM Ambassador, an author, a first aider, an assistant Cub Scout Leader and most importantly a husband and father of two children.

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Latest Blog Entry

Supporting England Raspberry Pi Matrix Display for Euro 2020 Final

This is a YouTube #shorts video showing my animated display supporting England Football team in the Euro 2021 final. This is controlled using a Raspberry Pi, which displays the animated video on a RGB LED Matrix displayed outside my house.

More details of the display are available from my Raspberry Pi RGB LED Matrix Display Project.

The animation is created using my PGZ Animation library. Which enables you to create video animations using simple Python code using the easy to use Pygame Zero. This is one of the reasons for creating PGZ Animation and it worked really well for this video. Find out more about PGZ Animation – guide to FREE tools for creating animations using a Linux computer.

I am working on other examples of animated videos created using PGZ Animation and Pygame Zero.
Please see the PenguinTutor YouTube channel for future videos.

England Raspberry Pi Matrix display

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