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Archive for April, 2020

@Home activities for children during Covid-19 Coronovirus lockdown

Friday, April 10th, 2020

As a parent I understand how important it is to keep children entertained. This is now even harder with the country in lockdown over a sunny Easter holiday. Here are some links to useful activities. Scouts – The Great Indoors Scouts is normally considered an outdoor organisation. In fact during leader training Scout leaders are […]

Thank you messages – LED Matrix Display – Coronovirus / Covid-19

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

I’m writing this post during lockdown in 2020 during the Novel Coronovirus / Covid-19 pandemic. Before the virus took hold in the UK I’d already started work on Raspberry Pi Outdoor Display (RGB LED Matrix) and Handrail Lighting (NeoPixels) Project. The idea was an extension of a light display I was planning to add to […]

Linux printer cupsd broke plasma on Kubuntu 19.10 – no start menu

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

I’ve just had a problem with Kubuntu where the start menu didn’t appear. So it was not possible to launch applications, or pretty much do anything. For anyone that has a similar problem this is how I fixed it. First identify the problem. To be able to do some diagnosis you need a shell. To […]

Videos and Tutorials on Game Programming with Pygame Zero

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

I’ve recently published a book Beginning Game Programming with Pygame Zero. To accompany the book I’ve created some videos showing some of the games that you can create and some of the techniques that have been covered in the book. I’ve also created some other videos and tutorials that are not directly related to the […]


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