BeagleBone Blue The BeagleBone Blue is a complete, Linux-enabled robotics computer based on an Octavo Systems OSD3358 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor. Its features include:- 512MB DDR3 RAM Integrated power management 2×32-bit 200-MHz programmable real-time units (PRUs) ARM Cortex-M3 On-board 4GB 8-bit eMMC flash storage programmed with Debian Linux It also includes a […]

BeagleBone Blue


Enabling I2C Interface
zbit:connect Boards for BBC micro:bit We’ve been having a bit of a tinker lately with some great little gizmos from zbit. zbit:connect is a range of add on boards for the BBC micro:bit. They allow users to easily interface the BBC micro:bit to other boards, sensors and other electronic components; including […]

zbit:connect


Pi PoE Switch HAT
BitScope Blade Uno This box has been sat on my desk for a while now, just waiting for me to open it. Things always seem to get in the way, but I have finally found the time to unpack the contents and have a tinker with my BitScope Blade Uno. […]

BitScope Blades



BeagleBone and LED
The BeagleBone Green Wireless board is a new board from SeeedStudio; and I was lucky enough to find one on my desk last week. The BeagleBone Green Wireless board is based upon the open-source hardware design of the BeagleBone Black, but has the advantage of a high performance WiFi and […]

BeagleBone Green Wireless


Wio Link project
Seeed Wio Link The Seeed Studio Wio Link is an open-source WiFi development board that is based on an ESP8266 SoC WiFi microcontroller chip. The Wio Link enables a user to develop IoT applications using a variety of plug and play modules from the popular Seeed Grove range. Programming of […]

Seeed Wio Link


micro:bits
The Raspberry Pi micro:bit Crane You could easily be forgiven for thinking that we have a bit of a crane fixation here. We’ve had a crane controlled by a Raspberry Pi and Astro Pi unit, and a crane controlled by 2 micro:bits. For our next crane themed project we’ve taken our […]

Controlling micro:bit Crane from a Raspberry Pi



SD Card Formatter Options
We recently had to create a large number (500) of SD cards containing the NOOBS image for Raspberry Pi. Clearly, when creating this quantity of cards, the ideal option is to use an SD  card duplicator such as the one that we have at our disposal. Card Duplication Our card duplicator […]

Programming SD Cards For Raspberry Pi


Some Projects That We Love There are any number of great project that numerous brilliantly clever makers have come up with; in fact there are way too many to even start to describe in a short blog post like this. So, we have put our heads together to come up with […]

Projects We Love


Crane and Remote Control
micro:bit Controlled Crane We recently spent a weekend in Cambridge for the Raspberry Pi 5th birthday party, and one of the things that we took along with us was our Makerspace CPC Raspberry Pi controlled crane. This proved to be a massive hit with our fellow Pi party attendees. Because our crane […]

micro:bit Crane



Game
Reaction Game Tables For our recent visit to the Raspberry Pi 5th birthday party we wanted to take along a few fun demonstration items to help show off the incredible versatility of the amazing Raspberry Pi. One of the items we took along was our Raspberry Pi controlled Makerspace CPC crane which […]

Makerspace Reaction Game Tables