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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/   ...
Spinny Blocks A CodeBug had made itself at home in my mail this morning; so I took the little guy in and decided to look after him!   Above is the CodeBug simulator showing a short sprite animation, you can see the animation running on a live CodeBug in the video below. All was done in the 'blocky' graphical code blocks editor which is intuitive to use and has the option of switching into a traditional text style editor.   I haven't tried the text editor yet, hopefully switching ...
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. Ther ...

What is CodeBug?

Posted by element14Dave element14 Team Sep 28, 2015
Introducing CodeBug!   What is CodeBug   10 CodeBug Projects in 10 Days   Are You a STEM Educator?     Introduction: CodeBug is a little device that you can wear and learn to program. It has 25 LED lights in a 5-by-5 grid and two buttons for you to interact with. CodeBug also has six ‘legs’ that can be used to connect croc-clips, banana plugs or even sewn to. These legs can be used as inputs or outputs and can even sense an electric current passing throug ...
Introducing CodeBug!   What is CodeBug   10 CodeBug Projects in 10 Days   Are You a STEM Educator?   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 series of menus tha ...
As the CodeBugs were finally set free upon a world of engineering plant life, the bug keepers paid us a visit here at element14 Towers to show us inside, outside and all around this quirky and cool create-able. I was fortunate enough to steal a few minutes with the creator of the device, Andrew Robinson from the University of Manchester to find out about the insectoid invention's origins.   Prior to the Pi  "We created the PiFace, which was really successful, but we found people were ...
Introducing CodeBug!   What is CodeBug   10 CodeBug Projects in 10 Days   Are You a STEM Educator?   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 series of menus t ...
Introducing CodeBug!   What is CodeBug   10 CodeBug Projects in 10 Days   Are You a STEM Educator?   This project will build off of the Teathering CodeBug with Python and Raspberry Pi Controlled CodeBug with I2C projects. Rather than taking advantage of the Blockly interface and emulation plug in on http://www.codebug.co.uk. we'll be bringing some Python code into the mix. Follow the steps below to get started on this advanced project Thomas Macpherson-Pope pulled to ...
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 some Python code into the mix. Follow the steps below to get started on this advanced project Thomas Macpherson-Pope pulled together from CodeBug.org.uk   What yo ...
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 seri ...
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 ...
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 ...
In the 1990s a craze swept the world, Tamagotchis sometimes known as virtual pets became a big business. They used cheap LCD screens, buttons and microcontrollers to create a pet that would fit into your pocket. With new technologies taking over, the virtual pet soon fell out of favour as children demanded more from their devices. In the ensuing years we saw a slew of handheld gaming devices leading on to the rise in mobile and tablet gaming. But does this mean that the humble tamagotchi is d ...
The CodeBug guys have been spending some time here at element14 Towers, showing us the ins and outs of their awesome little code-teaching critter. And, good news for you, they left a few behind!   So we thought we'd set a CodeBug free this weekend via Twitter, and want to see you most creative and entertaining projects via our social media channel. If you haven't played with CodeBug's in-browser programming tool yet, you've got all weekend to rattle out a great idea and win a CodeBug to ru ...
Terms and Conditions:   This opportunity is organised and sponsored by element14 (the “Organiser”). The application period will be open from September 18, 2015 - September 21,  2015 12:00 PM BST Applications will be reviewed and selected by members of the element14 team. Applicants who have been chosen will receive notification via Twitter no later than September 22, 2015.  Submissions will be selected based on originality, innovation and technical merit at the sole ...
To see this how it is meant to look, grab the text file from http://labby.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/CodeBug-teardown.txt Datasheet from http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/DeviceDoc/30000684B.pdf   CodeBug teardown CodeBug teardown PIC18F25K50-I/ML (28 pin QFN) pinout   2 2 2 2 2 2 2   8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1.            21 2     .\\     20 3      &# ...