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# News

• September 21, 2017

## Soldering is Easy Tutorial Comic Book

Learn the basics of soldering with the awesome Soldering is Easy Comic Book.... (You can grab the PDF version here if you want) --------------------------- --------------------------- --------------------------- --------------------------- --------------------------- --------------------------- --------------------------- --------------------------- Credit to Mitch Altman, Andie Nordgren & Jeff Keyzer for creating this awesome...

• September 13, 2017

Introduction Arduino is a family of small, cheap, singleboard computers, used by hobbyists, students, academics, artists, and a whole range of different people. Despite new-comers like the Raspberry Pi, the Arduino is still a fantasic choice for people who want to create a...

• May 1, 2017

## Lightino Lessons Help Sheet

The Basics Statements are grouped together by curly brackets { }, not by indentation (as in Python). You can put newlines and spaces where you like, but your code will be easier to read if you indent it (like Python)....

• May 1, 2017

## Lightino Lesson 5: How fast is it spinning?

In previous lessons the code calculated the time for a revolution, so as a final exercise, let's display! Actually, rotational speed is more often measured in revolutions per minute (RPM), but we can easily calculate that. We calculated the time...

• May 1, 2017

## Lightino Lesson 4: Let's display messages!

You can display messages just as well as patterns since each letter, digit or symbol is just a pattern. Luckily for us, someone has already worked out all the patterns we need and a function for displaying them! Save your...

• May 1, 2017

## Lightino Lesson 3: Hold it! Stop your pattern from spinning!

You will have noticed that the patterns you've made so far spin round, because we haven't told the Lightino when to start during a rotation. This is what the sensor is for. We write to the LEDs with a digitalWrite() function, so...

• May 1, 2017

## Lightino Lesson 2: Let's make hearts!

In the last lesson we used code to decide which LEDs to turn on or off to make a pattern. But what if we want to make it show a pattern such as a heart? If we draw the pattern...