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Yay! Another parcel, this time containing lots of CodeBug goodies. There are croc clips, LEDs, and the CodeBug "Star". Now this thing is bright, much brighter than I thought, and it took my phone by surprise. Expect a few videos soon with a few examples of what can be done.   ...
CODEBUG PROJECTS This saucy little device only came along in the latter end of 2015, but it captured the imagination of the element14 members very admirably. Thanks to its ease of use and simplicity in getting started, there are projects aplenty to choose from as we reminisce over the last 12 months. So actually, we're not really reviewing an entire year here -- more like three months. But that doesn't mean there's a shortage of projects to pick from! Check 'em out. QuizBug, a CodeBug Io ...
Exploring the CodeBug device features one of the most interesting possibilities is developing useful tools to teach electronics to newbies, young people and kids. Associating these tools to playable projects, it is possible to involve these persons, introducing them to a vision of what electronic is, maybe more difficult when following an academic approach.   This is the first post of a series of "experiments" trying to introduce some of this concepts. The approach of this post will be a s ...
The CodeBug is a cute, bug shaped board that is pushing to be a key tool for educational purposes, offering an introduction into coding and basic electronics. The front of a CodeBug has a five by five grid of super bright red LEDs, used as the primary form of visual output. The two 'ears' of the CodeBug both have programmable tact switch buttons. The six 'legs' have super sensitive terminals for I/O and power interfacing. The bottom of the bug has a set of standard jumper sockets for more advanc ...
I resigned myself to the task of finishing my next Codebug Blockly program yesterday and went in track of understanding better something that is either a bug or an as yet non utilized feature!! The right click menu for the Blockly blocks has a "help" option at the bottom for each block that opens another browser tab to a generic help guide on the Codebug website.. Trying to gather some extra info on the bug/feature that caused me nearly 2 hours worth of disabling, torture, disconnecting, anger, ...
shabaz

CodeBug Project: Clock!

Posted by shabaz Top Member Oct 17, 2015
With its 5x5 LED matrix, a binary coded decimal (BCD) clock is easy to create.   BCD is pretty easy - each column represents a digit, with the individual LEDs equating to 1, 2, 4 and 8. If the first two LEDs in a column are lit then that means the digit is 3 (the sum of 1+2).   Here is a BCD example from wikipedia that represents the time 10:37 in BCD: With the codebug I decided to build a 12-hour clock and to use the center LED to indicate the seconds:   When powered up ...
As you've probably heard, element14 is sponsoring, and entertaining the epic-sized crowds, at Maker Faire Rome, 2015.   But this year we're sharing our stand with the dudes from codebug. Even Big CodeBug has made the journey from the UK to Italy, and made it in one piece ready to rock the LEDs and dance with the code. Tom is on hand, walking the makers through their introduction to the handy little powerhouse wearable. People have been lining up to take their first foray into the exciti ...
Thanks to spannerspencer and the team at Element14 I was provided with a free CodeBug. It is a very simple but awfully cute little board that makes a great present for 8-year olds and up. I have already purchased and given away several of these.   Looking at the board, there really isn't a lot to it. There is a microcontroller, a 5x5 array of red LEDs, a couple of push-buttons, the USB connector and six holes of which two can be used to power the CodeBug if you don't want to use the USB su ...
biglesp

RoboCar

Posted by biglesp Oct 16, 2015
In our previous tutorial we created a digital pet that lived in our pocket. This project was a gentle introduction to hacking with Codebug. For this tutorial we will be going a little further and using it to hack toys!   For this project you will need A Codebug A Kitronik Stepper / DC Motor Control Board 5108 4 AA Battery holder 4 AA Batteries A small breadboard Male to Female Jumper Cables A remote controlled toy car Optional A Dremel or rotary tool to drill holes in the plastic ch ...
A few days back i got a codebug in the mail and I immediately saw how easy it was to use it. I gave it to my second year engineering students at the Department Of Electronics Technology at GNDU, Amritsar and before the day was up, they put together a small motor driver circuit using an L293D and a line sensor using a lm324 OpAMP and a few IR LEDs. The objective was to get it done fast (and dirty) and this is what we got. The code was simple and was done online in the graphical editor. Take a lo ...
I followed the tutorial which found by clicking on Learn, then tutorial and scrolling down...  direct link here: http://www.codebug.org.uk/learn/activity/54/fruit-keyboard/   The tutorial leads you through the main steps, with descriptions and explanations.   It will take you to the create page in tutorial mode - the steps to take are described in the box at the left. As you step through this pop up instructions appear showing you exactly what to click on in order to create the ...
Introducing CodeBug!   What is CodeBug   10 CodeBug Projects in 10 Days   Are You a STEM Educator?   This project will actually be a little different than our previous projects. Rather than taking advantage of the Blockly interface and emulation plug in on http://www.codebug.co.uk. we'll be bringing the Raspberry Pi into the mix. Follow the steps below to get started on this advanced project Thomas Macpherson-Pope pulled together from CodeBug.org.uk What you need: ...
A CodeBug Interactive Things project   Introduction The first thoughts when the CodeBug board arrived on the market - and few time before reading the first reviews and technical tweets - was about how to create educational things (or, better, IoT) primarily targeted to newbies, joung enthusiasts, childs and students. The surrounding idea was to develop things moved by the CodeBug board. I mean objects for interaction, empowered by electronics involving making, programming, learning, hacking ...
Introducing CodeBug!   What is CodeBug   10 CodeBug Projects in 10 Days   Are You a STEM Educator?   Getting Started: We start the project by visiting the CodeBug website http://www.codebug.co.uk and creating an account. It only takes a few minutes. While logged in, clock on Create to start a new project. Don't forget to save your work!   The interface for CodeBug contains an area to the right of the screen with is the primary programming interface. There are a se ...
Hey !!   Here's my latest CodeBug addition, it's a quick animated display where 3 lines of led's are controlled independantly.   There's also a few ideas for fastening CodeBug to clothing in the video below.   http://www.codebug.org.uk/explore/codebug/1084/   ...