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Controlling the Maplin Robot Arm with Scratch V2 Offline on Microsoft Windows 10

In a complete departure from my previous posts, and as a result of buying one of these Arms for my kids for Christmas I thought I would write-up what I have done with it. This is the Maplin Robot Arm  … Continue reading

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Home Energy Console on Nook Simple Touch

Teaser for my next blog update, this is what I have been working on, all powered by the wonderful Raspberry Pi (c) !

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What does Ironing look like?

As an example,  below is a graph of the electrical consumption of an iron.  You can clearly see the spikes and drops of consumption as the element of the iron switches on and off to heat itself.  The on-off switching … Continue reading

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