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Archive for December, 2013

Christmas craft with kids – Electronic project with the Raspberry Pi

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

In the past few years we’ve created a family craft project at Christmas. This has normally been a large Christmas picture. This year we have created a craft project using electronics and programming on the Raspberry Pi.

Using the Zilog PIR sensor with the Raspberry Pi

Monday, December 16th, 2013

For my latest Raspberry Pi project I wanted to be able to detect when a person was in the room. I happened to have a Zilog PIR sensor from SK Pang that I’d bought, but not used. This provides details to get the PIR sensor working with the Raspberry Pi. The data sheet for the […]

Running Code Club – end of term 1

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

I’ve just finished a term of Code Club, teaching programming to primary school children aged 8 to 9. This is my experience of running the club. About Code Club Code club is a programming club aimed at primary school children designed to be run in a school or youth organisation. It’s run by volunteers, who […]


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