Category: Intermediate

  • Make your Ring Devices work with HomeKit

    The Ring device family is very broad, and it’s one of the best camera brands out there. Unfortunately, it has no support for HomeKit. In this guide, we will not only add it to HomeKit, but also enable HomeKit secure video, which will allow recordings for people with an Apple Home Hub devices, and a […]

  • Joining The Blockchain

    So, last week we discussed what the Blockchain is, so how do you join it? We’ll show you how to get a wallet (it’s free), get a tiny amount of free crypto and then, if you want to buy some Tec Kids Token (TKK). Wallet This one is really easy. Just download it from here. […]

  • Wireless Speaker 2.0!

    This guide is written by mikebrady. For a regularly updated guide go to the GitHub repo. This is the guide for making the speaker on a Raspberry Pi. The speaker will end up being compatible with AirPlay 2 (the newer version that supports multiple speakers. Click here to use the master version that doesn’t support […]

  • Wireless Speaker

    This guide is written by mikebrady. For a regularly updated guide go to the GitHub repo. This is the guide for making the speaker on a Raspberry Pi. The speaker will end up being compatible with AirPlay 1 (the older version that doesn’t support multiple speakers. Click here to use the development version that does […]

  • Parrot Shooting Game

    Creating the Parrot Sprite Delete the default sprite (cat figure) (Right-Click  Delete) Import the Parrot sprite (Choose new Sprite from file)            Decrease the size of the Parrot  Click on Shrink Sprite Click on the Parrot until correct size 2.  Getting the Parrot to move across the screen forever Go to the Scripts section of the Parrot Sprite Add the Script: when  clicked: Parrot to move forward 10 steps forever The parrot will now move to the right until it touches the edge of your screen 3.  Getting the Parrot to bounce back when touching the edge of the screen 1.  Add the if on edge, bounce motion script The parrot now flies in circles, how can we make the parrot move randomly around the screen: In number of steps it moves forward Different angles when touching the edge of the screen Use the Random Scripts […]

  • Micro:Bit Games

    Intro The game we’re going to make is Split or Steal. It’s a game of cunning and trickery in which the play must decide whether to ‘Split’ the prize or ‘Steal’ from the opponent. How To As always, begin by making a new Micro:Bit Project at Micro:Bit MakeCode. Click on ‘New Project” to open up […]

  • Christmas Tech

    Christmas is here! There are so many projects to try: Micro:Bit Snowflakes To decorate your windows! You’ll Need: Micro:Bit (Preferably more than one) A Mac, PC or Raspberry Pi Open Micro Bit Make Code and make a new project and name it: Christmas Snowflake. Open the Radio menu: Drag a ‘Radio Set Group’ block into […]

  • PHP

    You need: Raspberry Pi (Setup & connected to the internet) Open the command line. Install Apache (Hosting system): Lets break this code up: sudo: this gives you permission to do this apt-get install: tells the system to install something apache2: the package being installed -y: tells the system that it can do it Once Apache […]

  • Micro:Bit Step Counter

    You need: Micro:Bit (with power pack) Micro USB Cable Computer that the non-Micro USB end of the can be plugged in Start by opening the BBC Micro:Bit MakeCode page. Click on new project and name it ‘Step Counter’ then press the Create button. Open the ‘Basic’ menu and drag a ‘Show String’ block out and […]

  • GarageBand 2

    Mac/MacBook Open last week’s GarageBand file/project. This week we’re going to be adding lyrics to your song. Brainstorm time! Firstly we’re going to have to think about what you would like your song to be about: basically, we don’t want to do some mumbling so you need lyrics and for lyrics to make sense you […]