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.
Education and STEM is a big aspect of CodeBug's appeal, and Enrico here combined it with a superbly fun project in this Quiz Bug trivia game/book.
It might be a small and simple device, but evidently that doesn't mean the CodeBug can't be put to more advanced use, as Les's project proves.
It's only a five-by-five LED display on the CodeBug, but right off the bat Shabaz spotted a way to encode some great visual information on the insectoid invention with his binary clock.
By using the CodeBug to keep an eye on his use (or over use) of the break pedal, Aaron figured out how the CodeBug can save you money on fuel!
Further building on the STEM potential of the CodeBug, Enrico put together a great blog post that uses it as a way to help people get an understanding of electronics in general.
Obviously I don't want to blow my own trumpet (not with my bad back) but I'm a bit Halloween fan, and wanted to give the witching hour a bit of presence somewhere in our Year in Review, so here it is!
If you're interested in getting deeper beneath the exoskeleton of the CodeBug, Shabaz has some great data here that engineers will find invaluable, and that isn't eaesily found elsewhere.
When the CodeBug was new and the Community was still wondering what to make of it (and, moreover, what they could make with it) Lucie delivered a great introduction complete with a video overview.
A great example of why we all come to the element14 Community every day (and especially when there's a new SBC on the block). before any official documentation came our way, Greg took the CodeBug apart for all to see.
If you're looking for a quick and fun project that helps you get intimate with the CodeBug, look no further than Inderpreet's awesome line following robot.