3D Printing and painting

Over the last two years I have been working on developing my 3D printing painting skills. Coming from a position of never painted before I have watched many hours of YouTube videos on how to develop texture in painting.  I am very pleased with how this one has turned out.

Back on the road

Summer Raspberry Pi workshop

The last time I ran a physical (in person) Raspberry Pi workshop was in January 2020, who would have known that the next time would be in August 2021! It was brilliant spending time over the last few days running workshops for around 60 young people at Woolie Taster (A CPAS Ventures Summer camp).  Although […]

Inkscape tutorials

Using the Raspberry Pi in the classroom? I have been using the Raspberry Pi in a  club and workshop setting since the very start.  I have also made a tentative approach to using it in the classroom to support teaching. In September it will be a new challenge when I use the RPi as the […]

Raspberry Pi in the classroom

As part of my new Computer lab at school I have been very lucky to be able to also get a class set of Raspberry Pi 400s.  This is a significant investment and the plan is to use these in a planned and significant way as part of Key Stage 3 teaching this year.  Having […]

RPi Digital making at home

Man sat at computer presenting to a live stream

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9eVaVVSaeM&t=47s Since the 30th March 2020 the Raspberry Pi Foundation have been broadcasting a live show every Wednesday across the various social media platforms called  Digital Making at home.  The range of presentations has been amazing and there have been so many highlights for me.  The videos make great resources and I would definitely recommend […]

A Year of Digital Making

2021 – A year of digital making January Euro Truck Simulator dashboard February Pico watering can

Raspberry Pi Pico Watering Can

Do I need to water my plants? The rationale behind this project was to design a project which could be built in school by students for under £15. I wanted to use a Raspberry Pi Pico, a sensor input and some form of output. I decided to go for a plant watering monitor using a […]

Adventures in Raspberry Pi Pico – part 1

The Raspberry Pi Pico was launched last month and I have been waiting until half term to have a serious ‘play’. I am not really going to create anything groundbreaking or revolutionary but am very interested in how I can use it in school.  My first project looks at setting up RGB addressable LEDs and […]

3D printer maintenance tips

3D Printer Maintenance and cleaning I have found over the last four years of 3D printing that my printer only really exists in one of two states: Working really well and producing beautiful prints every single time or me hating it so much that I wish I had never bought one. 3D printers are complex […]