So we (Chrystal and I) received Candi's remains yesterday, a very happy yet sad occasion. Attached are lots of photos of what we received. Also is a chart of what we will make for the Halloween candy dispenser.


Below is what has to be modified to allow Scratch to use the GPIO's. This modify is a lot easier then the first time I did it. It took about 4 hours of changing the first time (2 years ago) now it is very easy.



Open up an LX Terminal window and download the installer.


sudo wget -O /boot/

sudo /boot/



The full kit received:



Touch Screen:


Raspberry Pi2:

Rpi 2.JPG



LED's, WIFI and power cord:


Servos, LED's (From NeoPixel) and Channel level shifter:


SD card and power:


Connecting the touch screen:


Up and running with the modified Scratch language:








I want to give a special thank you to Peter Oakes for the idea of the infinity well (Peter did an Infinity Mirror which is what gave me this idea). Check it out in his blogs, it's very cool.



There are a couple of small issues (Not complaining but noting). There were absolutely no instructions on how to hook up the touch screen. It wasn't an issue but for others it might be. The 4gb SD card didn't fit into the micro sd slot, I tried for hours and finally gave up and grabbed a micro sd card (Kidding). The power adaptor is 5v 1A, with the touch screen it requires 5v 1.6A. None of what is mentioned was an issue as like most of us we have something laying around that works.


More to blog in the next few days as Candi comes to life!!


We (Chrystal and I) are so thankful to all the sponsors, Element14, element14dave (For all his hard work he does for us) and the community!!


Hope everyone is enjoying this as much as we are!!