A blog documenting my more successful attempts at coding & phyiscal computing.

Making a light box toy for my daughter

I wanted to make a simple light box toy for my daughter with switches and leds

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Making a USB stick jukebox

I wanted to create a fun and simple to use jukebox for my 2 year old daughter which would get her familiar with USB sticks and help her hand eye co-ordination

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Making a simple media center for my daughter

We bought a HuoHuoTu for my daughter which has a feature for kids to send and recieve voice messages via Wechat, unfortunately this only works in Mainland China, so I wanted to make my own version using a Rasepberry Pi.

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Fixing a broken washer

After a very long holiday I came home to a broken washer, and with two cases of washing to do I had to hope it was an easy fix

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Reading The Story of the Stone with Python

Lately I've been reading The Story of the Stone one of China's four great classic novels. I wanted to see how easy it would be to read the entire text into python and do some text analysis.

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IOT controller for my Bose SoundTouch 30

I bought an ESP8266 to play around with MicroPython. Using a piece of art from my daughter, I ended up making an 8 button IOT WiFi remote for my Bose SoundTouch 30.

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Touch sensitive music wall

Seeing what I can make for my kids with the Bare Conductive Mp3 Touch Board. I put a selection of instrumental songs on the Touch Board and illustrated a piece of rice paper which sat over the wire sensors. When each instrument is touched the corresponding song will play.

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