MagPi Issue #53 This issue of the MagPi magazine has a great set of intro-to-programming articles that are short and sweet. To boot these folks have made this magazine available for Download. Its a tremendous resource. When teaching kids, having something that gets it done fast is important, and they’ve done a great job with… Continue reading MagPi Issue #53 is Fantastic for an Intro To Python Programming!
SD3000 by U-Reach Tools of the trade – The Raspberry PI Card Copier For school settings, or when trying to recreate a project multiple times, a flash card copier is a fantastic tool. It’s not cheap though, it will set you back about $140, so consider it carefully. Once you have it though – you’ll… Continue reading SD Flash Copier – Duplicate Raspberry PI Disks with ease!
Image source: http://weknowyourdreams.com/single/magic/magic-03 By now we’ve figured out lots of fun chunks of code. All inspired by the idea of a wand controlling your home. When I say by now, I’m referring to the previous articles: Listening to remote (the wand) Keeping the listener alive.. forever Talking to an tplink outlet or talking to a wemo outlet The… Continue reading Tying it all together! Wand > LIRC > Socket > Forever > Outlet
So a friend at work just pointed me to this awesome bit of tech called the Kymera Wand which is also available as Sonic Screwdriver. Basically it is a Universal Remote, hidden in a wand, and controlled by gesture! It’s really quite awesome. Controlling a TV with a flick of the wrist is something magical, but… Continue reading Raspberry Pi – Control by Magic Wand!
http://TronClub.com/ Tronclub.com is a very fun way to learn electronics. You can order them online and they have very descriptive directions on how to make the project. If you want them to, they can send 1 to you once a month. There was one electronic kit that I liked the most. It was a really… Continue reading Fun electronic kits…