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Wifi on the Raspberry Pi Pico with the Pimoroni Pico Wireless backpack

Sunday, March 27th, 2022

The one feature that is missing on the Raspberry Pi Pico is networking. Whilst there are some projects that don’t need to connect to a network it vastly increases the usefulness of the Pico. In earlier videos I’ve shown how you can add networking through pairing with a Raspberry Pi or through using a Arduino […]

Review of the Pokit pro – smart phone multimeter, oscilloscope and data logger.

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

The pokit pro is a nall-in-one multimeter, oscilloscope and data logger. It is a probe which connects to a mobile phone using bluetooth. So no need for bulky screens or to carry a laptop around with you. This was a Kickstarter from 2019. Originally due to be delivered in 2020 these are a little under […]

A 10 year adventure with Raspberry Pi

Sunday, February 27th, 2022

The Raspberry Pi is now 10 years old. It has had a significant impact on my life, defining my hobbies, my study and opening up new volunteering opportunities. I’ve created the video below showing a quick look at the Getting Started with Raspberry Pi Pirate Chest Raspberry Pi case PA Consulting Raspberry Pi Competition Raspberry […]

Supporting England Raspberry Pi Matrix Display for Euro 2020 Final

Saturday, July 10th, 2021

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 […]

RC Remote Control for a Raspberry Pi Pico

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

One of the things missing from the Raspberry Pi Pico is the lack of network connectivity. There are other models that do provide that such as the Arduino version of the Raspberry Pi Pico – The Arduino Nano RP2040, but there are alternative ways to communicate. In this case I had an RC remote control […]

Tank Game for Pygame Zero and the Raspberry Pi Pico Display Pack

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

This is an introduction to a tank game I created. It’s an artillary style pass and play game. It is created as a demonstration of creating vector graphics in Pygame Zero and of porting / creating a game on the Raspberry Pi Pico with the Pimoroni Display Pack. Pygame Zero Game The initial version was […]

New book – Learn Electronics with Raspberry Pi (second edition)

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

My new book is now available. Learn Electronics with Raspberry Pi (2nd Edition). This is an update on my first book which is now over 4 years old. My first book sold well and was even translated into Chinese. This new edition is a significant rewrite, bringing it up-to-date, but also improving the educational style, […]

Raspberry Pi Halloween Animated Light Display – RGB Matrix LED display with pumpkin and PIR sensor

Thursday, October 29th, 2020

My Raspberry Pi Halloween project for this year is based around the Raspberry Pi RGB matrix display project. I have put the RGB Matrix outside of my house and wanted to display a Halloween animation on the display. I also wanted to include a PIR sensor which changed the display when someone approached the display. […]

Arduino Vs Raspberry Pi – Microcontroller Vs Computer for maker projects

Monday, October 12th, 2020

In this video I look at some of the features of the Arduino and the Raspberry Pi to see which is the best fit for your project. Whilst it starts with the answer “it depends”, it gives scenarios where each is better and for those where either is a good fit I’ll give my own […]

Home automation light bulbs from Sengled

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

I have created some DIY home automation in the past. This was based around using remote control of mains electrical sockets (Home automation – controlling Energenie power sockets using a Raspberry Pi) but I also used a home automation light on one of my home lights. Since then the number of commercial home automation devices […]


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