The M5Stack Core Ink Pomodoro Timer

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Italian Francesco Cirillo in which a timer is used to break work into...

In Arduino, M5Stack, C, IoT, Programming, Jun 06, 2021

Building a Visual Bloom Filter with Raspberry Pi, Python and Unicorn Hat

Bloom filters are a probabilistic data structure that I’ve wanted to learn more about for a while. When I started reading up on them...

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The M5Stack Core Ink Pomodoro Timer

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Italian Francesco Cirillo in which a timer is used to break work into time periods separated by breaks. Each time peri...

In Arduino, M5Stack, C, IoT, Programming, Jun 06, 2021

No, Maybe and Close Enough! Probabilistic Data Structures with Python

In this talk that I produced for Pycon USA 2021 I take a look at the Hyperloglog and Bloom Filter probabilistic data structures, using examples with the Python language and Redis with...

In Python, Redis, Programming, May 31, 2021

Getting Started with Express - Building an API: Part 1

Express is a popular framework for Node.js, intended for use in building web applications and APIs. In this article and the accompanying video, I’ll show you how to get started with ...

In Node.js, JavaScript, Programming, May 23, 2021

Buttons and LEDs with MicroPython for the Raspberry Pi Pico

Raspberry Pi recently released the Pico, their first microcontoller. This is a bit of a departure from their previous single board computers that cost a bit more, and run a full oper...

In Python, Raspberry Pi, IoT, Programming, Mar 06, 2021

Dead or Alive - an Alexa Skill using Redis

I often find that I build an Alexa skill whenever I want to play around with an API. The voice interface is easy to get started with and I can create something without worrying about ...

In Node.js, JavaScript, Redis, Alexa, Programming, Feb 07, 2021

Building the Lego Audi Quattro S1 Set

I received Lego’s kit of the 1985 Audi Sport Quattro S1 for my birthday recently, and decided to have a bit of fun building it by recording the process using my iPhone, then making a ...

In Lego, Hobbies, Nov 21, 2020

Releasing a Dead or Alive Wikipedia Package on npm

A long time ago, I used to be a regular listener to Simon Mayo’s Radio 1 show. He ran a “Dead or Alive” segment where a listener would call in, and he’d challenge them to tell him wh...

In Node.js, JavaScript, Nov 15, 2020

Using the Raspberry Pi 4 as a Desktop Computer

Launched in 2019, the Raspberry Pi 4 was a significant upgrade over previous models. With USB 3, gigabit ethernet, a faster processor, dual 4K HDMI display support and options for 2,...

In Raspberry Pi, Nov 07, 2020

Building a Visual Bloom Filter with Raspberry Pi, Python and Unicorn Hat

Bloom filters are a probabilistic data structure that I’ve wanted to learn more about for a while. When I started reading up on them, I found a lot of the material to be quite dry an...

In Python, Raspberry Pi, IoT, Programming, Sep 19, 2020

Visiting the Salton Sea

I got in the car, and did a 375 mile round trip to the Salton Sea and back! To break the monotony of being in the same place since March, I decided to take a day trip East to the Sal...

In Travel, Aug 08, 2020