Following on from last month, we one again had a good mix of projects on offer. Gordon Henderson brought the fuze box, a project to help get the pi in to schools, pi inside a custom case with keyboard, and a recess with built in breadboard and access to the gpio header, you also get a box of components with it. The main demonstration was of the built in fuze basic which is a more full featured version of return to basic written by Gordon Henderson. But written for the fuzebox.
Tom Brough had his will remote helicopter game working, after trying and failing to get this working on my pi due to it not being installed. However tom also brought the robot arm, doodlebot and marco robot, to demonstrate, all of which went down well despite technical problems.
Elsewhere we got a new user up and running with a new pi, and we had 2 talented young people writing a program for Gordons ladder board having borrowed mine for an hour + they had achieved a lot in a short space of time. Good job that git hub wasn’t blocked as I showed them some of my code which I had written and commented so they knew which pins linked up to which LEDs, something that took me a while to work out. One of the reasons you comment code of course, saves time later.
Gordon also brought a long some new toys such as the PiBrella. which is aimed at beginners and boasts a big, button, leds and a buzzer and ports for adding more components.
Looking forward to the 12th April, and in the meantime there is a Pi jam in Exeter on the 22nd to prepare for.