Go bananas with the BBC Micro:Bit

Posted on Fri 05 August 2016 in microbit • Tagged with fruit, micropython, microbit

I received the microbit a couple of weeks ago and it's a solid device with plenty of scope for fun times. The best thing is that it runs micropython. Yey, go team!

I had a chance for a quick play with the microbit during the butlins science weekend. The weekend …

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Wemos OLED Shield

Posted on Tue 02 August 2016 in esp8266 • Tagged with esp8266, micropython, oled

I was going to write about setting up a server with the D1 but got overexcited about the OLED screen so I'm doing that first.


This is a shield for the Wemos D1 mini and built by the same people. It's a 64x48 oled screen that can be mounted on …

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Connected to the world

Posted on Fri 29 July 2016 in esp8266 • Tagged with esp8266, micropython

We have the d1 mini and able to run python code on it, yey us!

The big sell of the ESP8266 is the embedded wifi. With this entry we'll go through using this with micropython.

Get Connected


Connect to the D1 and enter the following into the repl. I'll explain …

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Getting started with the wemos d1 and micropython

Posted on Wed 27 July 2016 in esp8266 • Tagged with esp8266, micropython

First thing to do is obtain the wemos d1 mini.


Currently they can be bought from the wemos store on ali express for £3.08 each with free p&p.

I've heard there are fake versions on aliexpress that are cheaper but the link above takes you to the manufacturers …

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How I got here

Posted on Tue 26 July 2016 in esp8266 • Tagged with micropython, esp8266

I made a new years resolution to get into electronics.
Then I discovered aliexpress and it became a super cheap new hobby. Then the raspberry pi zero arrived and I wasn't so worried about busting it while I learned.

The GPIO python library was pretty easy to learn. A few …

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