eDay 2015 at Gateshead Library

Yet another successful day showing off our Spikerboxe,s and this time with the addition of some Arduinos. It is much more interesting building your own Arduino though, so in the spirit of Shrimping.it (the makers of Morecambe) I made some self-build core kits available. Both the Spikerboxes and Arduinos attrackted a great deal of attention. […]

VEX Robotics Workshop

Today I attended a VEX Robotics workshop. This was a great experience. We got to build a VEX robot, which took most of the day, and ended the day with a bit of a competition to see who could place the most balls in the goal areas. Unfortunately the day was too short to get […]

Burning a bootloader onto an ATMega328

To be able to offer some DIY Arduinos I have been getting things ready to sell little kits when I visit places with my STEM activities. In trying to keep prices low I thought I’d buy bare ATMega328 chips and then load the bootloader onto them myself. And voilah!! I’ve done it with an Arduino […]

pi2go Lite

I ordered the pi2go Lite kit quite some time ago but have not had time to build it until yesterday. It is now up and running and I am pretty pleased. It was not difficult to build at all and I think it will be great fun to program it. For some reason my laptop […]

Sparks Science Collider

On the weekend of 18/19 August 2014, io Datalabs ran a 24 hour hackathon. I was asked to give a demonstration of the Spikerbox. As usual people had lots of fun trying to control one another with the human-human interface which allows one person to control another persons arm.