A while ago, we looked at how it is possible to set up a Raspberry Pi on the cheap; i.e. without the need for lots of additional bits and pieces such as monitor, mouse, keyboard, HDMI cable, etc., etc. (see As part of this set up, we looked at using […]

Remote Access to Raspberry Pi

Recently CPC had a great time at Makerfaire UK and we took along a few games for the public to play. One of those games was a clone of the popular 80s game SIMON.   For those a little too young to remember. SIMON was a memory game that challenged […]

Pymon – A Simon clone for the Raspberry Pi

The Astro Pi project has seen two Raspberry Pi (model B+) computers fly up to the International Space Station (ISS) with ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Tim Peake. At the heart of the project is a board called the Sense HAT which is a scientific platform for exploration and experimentation. […]

Getting ready for take off with Astro Pi – Updated ...

PuTTY Configuration
Having had quite a lot of spare time on my hands recently, I’ve been checking out some of the recent posts in social media regarding the Raspberry Pi. One of the things I’ve noticed is a number of articles questioning whether or not the Raspberry Pi really is, as is […]

Value for Money Raspberry Pi Setup

Taking your Raspberry Pi on the road can be quite involved. Normally we need a keyboard, mouse, power and a screen. Some of these components can be easily packed ready for hacking on the move. But some, namely the power and screen, require us to compromise in some way. But […]

Portable Raspberry Pi

With the micro:bit finally making its way into our schools and nearly into the hands of young makers around the United Kingdom, we are now starting to see a few teething problems from educators.

micro:kit – A low cost breadboarding solution

Using Broadcom WiFi Adaptor as USB Hub
Having been lucky enough to get a Pi Zero when they were first released on the cover of the MagPi magazine, we’ve had plenty of time to try out a number of different things on it. During that time, one of the things that we’ve always had to consider is the […]

Raspberry Pi Zero Networking Solutions

BBC Microbit Wall
We’ve been trying to get our hands on a BBC Microbit for quite some time now; especially after seeing a whole wall of them at the recent BETT Show in London a couple of weeks back. Anyway, our good friends at Kitronik recently sent us a bundle of BBC Microbit […]

BBC Microbit

PaPiRus ePaper HAT 1
We’ve been having a bit of a play with the new PaPiRus ePaper HATs from Pi Supply. These are basically small displays (they come in different sizes; 1.44″, 2.0″ and 2.7″) which use ePaper technology, and sit on the Raspberry Pi GPIO header. The great advantage of the ePaper (aka […]

PaPiRus ePaper Hat

Improved First Layer 3
A while ago, we received a new model of 3D printer, called the Makeblock mElephant. The moment we saw it, we were really impressed with the look and quality of the build of the printer. We were keen to see if the quality of the printed items matched the build quality […]

3D Printing