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Archive for April, 2013

PenguinTutor website update – new menu

Monday, April 29th, 2013

I recently upgraded the blog import function on my website. This imports the blog posts from WordPress and updates the news section of the PenguinTutor site. I’ve now redesigned to the menu for the PenguinTutor website. This is to make the website more relevant and easy to find the appropriate content. The following have been […]

HDMI to VGA for the Raspberry Pi – getting one that works

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Connecting the Raspberry Pi to an analogue vga monitor The Raspberry Pi uses a HDMI output for its video. Ideally this should be connected to a monitor or TV with HDMI input or DVI input (the DVI monitor connection is electrically compatible with HDMI so it just needs the appropriate cable to change the connector […]

Running Scratch program – auto full screen (presentation mode) with Raspberry Pi GPIO

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

One of the things I’ve been doing recently is a school project with my children using the Raspberry Pi. My daughter has written the program in Scratch, but I needed to find a way to get it to autoplay. This should have been fairly straight forward using an appropriate autostart file and Scratch presentation mode, […]


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