Making a Game with a Raspberry Pi, LED Arcade Button, Buzzer and Python

This is a project I’d wanted to do for a while, and finally got motivation and time to make headway with! As the current social dist...

In Raspberry Pi, Python, Technology, May 26, 2020

A Look at Server Sent Events

Server Sent Events are a standard allowing browser clients to receive a stream of updates from a server over a HTTP connection withou...

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Making a Game with a Raspberry Pi, LED Arcade Button, Buzzer and Python

This is a project I’d wanted to do for a while, and finally got motivation and time to make headway with! As the current social distancing measures have made in person Meetups imposs...

In Raspberry Pi, Python, Technology, May 26, 2020

Converting an 80s Peugeot Bicycle to Single Speed

I grew up in Nottingham, England in the 1980s-90s. At the time this was the home of the Raleigh bicycles HQ and factory, so almost everyone rode a Raleigh. They were solid bikes, an...

In Cycling, Hobbies, May 25, 2020

Raspberry Pi Coding in Swift: Traffic Lights

As long time readers know, I’ve written a series of articles each describing how to get up and running with controlling the Raspberry Pi GPIO pins using different programming language...

In Raspberry Pi, Technology, IoT, Swift, Apr 15, 2020

Raspberry Pi Coding with Node Red: Traffic Lights

Node RED is a tool that has interested me for some time - specifically when used on the Raspberry Pi to control or receive input from hardware devices. As part of my series of posts ...

In Raspberry Pi, IoT, JavaScript, Node.js, Node RED, Apr 11, 2020

Radio Controlled Car and Coffee Fun

I’ve long been interested in radio controlled cars, and have built and raced them to quite a high level several times before although not recently. Today I decided to take one out on...

In Radio Control, Video, Hobbies, Mar 22, 2020

Raspberry Pi Coolest Projects USA 2020

Today I traveled from San Diego to the Discovery Cube in Santa Ana, California to check out this year’s Raspberry Pi Coolest Projects USA event. This is a one day Raspberry Pi Founda...

In Raspberry Pi, Mar 07, 2020

Using a Break Beam Sensor with Python and Raspberry Pi

Let’s take a look at how to use a break beam sensor in a Python script on a Raspberry Pi! I’ve had a few of these kicking around for a while now, and finally got around to unboxing o...

In Raspberry Pi, Python, IoT, Feb 23, 2020

Controlling Real World Objects with Raspberry Pi and Node.js

Here in San Diego, we have a monthly meetup called Fundamental JS. This is part of the wider San Diego JS family of meetups and is a favorite of mine because it focusses on core Java...

In Raspberry Pi, Node.js, IoT, Feb 16, 2020

Exploring JavaScript Generators with Redis Sets

Back in October 2019, I attended the San Diego JS “Fundamental JS” meetup where one of the talks was about generator functions. After the talk I decided to see if I could use a gener...

In JavaScript, Node.js, Redis, Jan 21, 2020

Writing Google Cloud Functions in Go

Let’s try building and deploying a Google Cloud Function using Go! Google Cloud recently added the Go language to its list of runtimes for the Cloud Functions serverless compute plat...

In Cloud, GCP, Go, Serverless, Jan 26, 2019