Rainbow Trail Lights

I wanted to make something for the #RainbowTrail which is a hashtag on Twitter to share positive cheer and happiness at this difficult time. Pimoroni sell a whopping 16cm 60 LED neopixel ring which can be used to make any colour on each LED as they are fully addressable. The ring is sold in 4…

Kerbal Space Program: 10 Axis Controller with Arduino Mega.

by Declan Heard What could possibly make the most awesome build and fly it space-sim of the last decade even better? How about a custom 10 Axis Controller?  Kerbal Space Program is a brilliant game/Space Flight Simulator, it teaches the basics of rocket science, and aerodynamics, and lets you test out crazy contraptions that only…

Controlling 2 LEDs with 1 pin

Not many people know that it is possible to control 2 LEDs individually with just a single digital output pin. See the video below for proof. These 2 LEDs are both connected to the same pin, digital pin D5 on a Wemos D1 mini. How is this magic possible? Take a look at the circuit…

Making an Arduino based Simon Game

So we decided at |Medway Makers to do a little collaborative project and to do a workshop on building and coding a ‘Simon’ game. This was mainly born out of a complaint from Tom that he had bought a mini Simon Game and that it was not the same game he remembered as a kid….

Giant RGB LED Display + ESP8266

I’ve been working on a giant RGB LED Display recently. The video above shows you some test animations running through the display. Currently the display is 25 x 17 in size and will be expanded to be 25 x 25 LEDs in total. The display is made up of WS2812 Neopixel strips powered by a…

Last Sprint

So it is now just 6 days to go until the Sunday of Pi Wars. This is the last weekend to get things sorted before the big day. So we’ve been frantically 3D Printing and testing. For the Somewhere Over The Rainbow challenge we were concerned about the way the course was going to be…

Pi Wars Countdown – 10 Days To Go

With just 10 days to go till the Sunday that we are competing in Pi Wars, panic is now setting in. We have to admit we are not completely ready and really need another few weeks to get things right. However, we don’t have that luxury. There are 10 days to the competition and considering…