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Adventures with Arduino: creating an IOT device with a joystick and screen for less than £10

Every now and then I order something online then forget all about it until it arrives. Today one of these WIFI enabled IoT development boards arrived in the post: I’d ordered it ages ago for less than £10 thinking it’d either make a fun project (Wifi enabled central heating controller?) or a prize for a

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Adventures in 3D: How can I create a 3d game without spending a penny?

Loads of my students spend hours each night playing 3d computer games. I’ll be honest, if I wasn’t a teacher or a dad, I’d probably be doing the same thing. My brightest students often ask: “How can I make a game like Fifa / Call of Duty / GTA?” and I’ve always wanted to be

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BBC microbit Bluetooth Guitar FX pedal (part 1)

One of my GCSE Computer Science students is a keen musician and is interested in creating a guitar stomp box that you can control with your mobile phone via Bluetooth. This series of blog posts will keep track of the progress we make as we attempt to use the BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) capabilities of

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