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  • Your First BBC Micro:Bit JavaScript Program
    August 19, 2019

    Your First BBC Micro:Bit JavaScript Program

    We have covered many tutorials for the BBC micro:bit using their block code editor. In this tutorial, we will be stepping up the game by introducing a text-based coding language called JavaScript.  MakeCode Software Regardless of which OS you are...

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  • What Is LiDAR and How Does It Work?
    August 12, 2019

    What Is LiDAR and How Does It Work?

    Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is an extremely popular method of mapping environments, it's most commonly used in autonomous vehicles, military applications, surveying and robotics. Typically LiDAR uses a laser with a wavelength between 600-1000nm, these wavelengths are used as...

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  • Creating a Thermometer with the Circuit Playground Express
    July 26, 2019

    Creating a Thermometer with the Circuit Playground Express

    In this tutorial, you will be making a thermometer using a Circuit Playground Express in block programming making use of its inbuilt temperature sensors. Go to the following website https://makecode.adafruit.com/. Click on the blue box labelled New Project. When the window...

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  • Troubleshooting Common Raspberry Pi Issues
    July 22, 2019

    Troubleshooting Common Raspberry Pi Issues

    We've made this list of some common issues you might encounter when using a Raspberry Pi and how to resolve them! Boot Issues:  So you've got your Pi and flashed an SD card with your operating system of choice, you...

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  • micro:bit quick start guide / cheatsheet
    July 8, 2019

    micro:bit quick start guide / cheatsheet

    Connecting the micro:bit The micro:bit can connect to your PC or Mac via a USB A to micro B cable. Plug USB A end into your devices USB Port and plug the micro B end into the micro-USB port on top of...

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  • BBC micro:bit or HaloCode, which is right for you?
    July 4, 2019

    BBC micro:bit or HaloCode, which is right for you?

    One amazing piece of STEM technology currently being used worldwide is the BBC micro:bit, however, there is now a new contender on the market called the Halocode, from the same company behind the popular mBot series of STEM products. So the question is, which one is right for you?

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