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Romilly Cocking
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Electronics, Robotics, Ingress, Food and Drink. That is all.
Electronics, Robotics, Ingress, Food and Drink. That is all.

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micro:bit, MicroPython and Vex Robotics - hope for the future
micro:bit and MicroPython workshop at Pi Towers Pi Towers Workshop (c) David Booth Last Saturday I joined Ben Nuttall and other friends at the Raspberry Jam held at Pi Towers in Cambridge. I ran a brand new workshop using a Raspberry Pi to program BBC micro...

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And the winner is...
Andy of workshopshed fame came up with the winning title for Saturday's micro:bit introductory workshop: 'Microbit MicroPython in 60 minutes'. Thanks to everyone who entered. You had some great ideas, but I'm going with Andy's entry. His title is short and ...

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An array of micro:bits for the Rasperry Towers Jam
Yesterday I mentioned that I'm running a BBC micro:bit workshop for the Jam at Raspberry Pi Towers on February 11th . The micro:bit kits from Kitronik have just arrived, and I'm expecting to finish the workshop materials early next week. The workshop uses M...

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Please help me with a title!
I'm running a workshop on Saturday 1 Feb at Raspberry Pi Towers in Cambridge. It's part of the 5th birthday celebrations for the Pi, and it should be great fun. I've got just one problem: I need a good title . Let me tell you a bit more about the workshop a...

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A simple reaction timer in MicroPython on the micro:bit
The micro:bit continues to surprise and delight me. My project yesterday was to write a simple reaction timer in MicroPython . The timer application was really easy to code. I'll build up a subset of the code step-by-step, but the whole program is on GitHub...

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MicroPython on the BBC micro:bit - easy as Pi
The BBC micro:bit really makes is easy for you to get hooked and get coding with MicroPython. Like Python, the micro:bit comes with batteries included. Plug in the battery and an irresistible introductory app launches. Many newcomers will use the Scratch-li...

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C3Pi regenerates!
My old friend C3Pi, like Doctor Who, regenerates from time to time. He started life as Trackbot - a tracked robot, powered by an Arduino Nano, with fairly limited capabilities. Some years later he acquired a Raspberry Pi, and replaced the Nano by a Teensy 3...

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Raspberry Pi and BBC micro:bit for C2Pi
Right now the Raspberry Pi and the BBC micro:bit look like a winning team. If you're f ollowing this blog you will know that I am evaluating new hardware and software for C2Pi (the re-generated C3Pi, neé Trackbot). Over the weekend I discovered that the mic...

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Embedded devleopment is faster with a REPL
In my previous post I mentioned that I was frustrated by the slow pace of Arduino-style development and that I was looking at using a language with a REPL (Read-Evaluate-Print loop). A REPL is just a fancy name for an interactive environment. You can type a...
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