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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 […]

How to Create Animations for Free and Introducing PGZAnimation

Sunday, July 4th, 2021

This post has three aims based around my latest YouTube video on creating 3D animations. The first is to shows some FREE options for creating 2D animations on Linux, Windows and other operating system. Second is to ask the viewers if they have any other alternatives that I’ve missed (preferably ones with easy to use […]

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 […]

Upgrade of laptop to Ubuntu 21.04 – Including how to use DisplayLink for USB-C and Wayland vs X.org

Monday, May 24th, 2021

I was holding off on upgrading my laptop to Linux Ubuntu 21.04 due to the bug that could leave computers unbootable. Since then I’ve been had the “Do you want to upgrade” message so presumably that’s been fixed. I went through the upgrade process and upgraded my laptop to Ubuntu 21.04. I did come across […]

RPi Ubuntu 21.04 – 64-bit Linux for Raspberry Pi

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

There is a new version of Ubuntu which is now at version 21.04. The version number consists of the year and month it was released so this is from April 2021. For this version (and the previous version 6 months ago) the Ubuntu releases now include a version of the 64-bit desktop version for the […]

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 […]

Raspberry Pi Pico on YouTube #Shorts

Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

I’ve now created my first YouTube #Shorts. It’s a quick demonstration of the Raspberry Pi Pico switching a large load through a darlington Transistor. I’ve also created a standard video on the Raspberry Pi Pico and how to get started using MicroPython here: This video is based around the Transistor switch and darlington driver video […]

Raspberry Pi Pico – A microcontroller from Raspberry Pi

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

There’s a new microcontroller available but this one is from an unexpected manufacturer – Raspberry Pi! Raspberry Pi well known for their single board computers has now branched out into a micro-controller. This has been done in partnership with other micro-controller supplies such as Arduino, who are expected to release a board based around the […]

SnowPi RGB Christmas Game for Raspberry Pi

Monday, December 21st, 2020

My Christmas maker project this year is a game based around the SnowPi RGB. This is a PCB with addressable RGB LEDs (also known as NeoPixels). The game is created in Python pygame zero. In the game you have to press an appropriate key (or button on the joypad) at the right time. It’s a […]

Raspberry Pi controlled Christmas Lighting including NeoPixels and RGB Matrix LED display

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

This video explains about the Christmas lighting display I have at my house and how it’s controlled using 3 Raspberry Pi computers. Two of these are automated, but one does require manual intervention to turn it on and off. There are outdoor Christmas lights including Christmas Tree lights and light-up animals using LED lighting. These […]


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