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5 Posts authored by: julianrendell
This was originally posted on the MakeItZone Forum.   Finally we reach the purpose of all this preparation: some hands on sessions!   Wherever possible, I aim to make my materials scalable: length of session, range of abilities, range of ages. For this project, I aimed to make it work for a two hour session, through to about a two day session.   No matter the length of the session, we need to do some introductions. This can be as simple as your name and interests, through to an ...
This is also published on the MakeItZone forum website.   LockBox/Safe Controller  Our rough requirements for the LockBox/Safe software are: There will be an admin mode that allows the mentor running the session to adjust the number of PuzzleBits being used. The lock-master awaits messages from the PuzzleBits that indicate they have been solved. When all PuzzleBits are solved, the servo is activated and the lock-box unlocked. Prevent (obvious) cheating by checking the serial number ...
This has also been published on our MakeItZone forum.   I bounced the LockBox/Safe idea around with a few people of different ages, interests, and skill-sets, and got general agreement that this has potential.   The next step was to design it.   I opted to use Fusion360 to design it in 3D, even though it will be laser-cut out of 3mm birch plywood sheets. I'm learning that the parametric modelling and timeline features are amazingly powerful- especially if you think of the desig ...
"Tap-tap, is this thing on?" I'm catching up on things that have already happened. Once I'm sure I'm posting in the right place I'll be adding updates over the next few weeks. These will be reposts of my original notes on our website https://forum.makeit.zone/t/element-14-micro-bit-summer-of-code-club-challenge-2019.   We were very lucky to be selected as winners of Element14's Micro:Bit Summer Code Club Challenge!   To help us bring coding to our community we received:   - a ...
This was originally posted to our makerspace forum (https://forum.makeit.zone/t/micro-bit-creatures-creating-a-kinetic-scene-with-micro-bits/818 ); any updates are most likely to arrive there first.   This project was inspired and enabled by the Element 14 Great micro:bit Education Giveaway. I was fortunate to have our proposal selected to receive a club pack of 10 micro:bits. My thanks to Element14 and their staff for this opportunity! Synopsis "We will use micro:bits- amazing small comput ...