Category Archives: hardware

Car Park Barrier

This week the Wednesday Computing group used Lego WeDo and Scratch 1.4 to make and program a barrier for entry to a car park.  They used a proximity sensor to automatically open the barrier if a car approached. Their work … Continue reading

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Toilet Fan

Last week the Wednesday Computing group had the task of designing a fan for a toilet! This work was based on the excellent planning from Phil Bagge’s website. They used Lego WeDo kits to make the fans and then Scratch … Continue reading

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How are your reactions?

Today we extended our one button LED program from last week to create a reaction game. The idea is that the LED lights (after a random period of time) and the player needs to press the button as quickly as … Continue reading

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Press that button

In Computing today we had to use our electronics knowledge to create a circuit that contained a button, a LED and two resistors. This is the first time we used breadboards in compuing and it took a while to get … Continue reading

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Making music with Jelly Babies

Today in Mr Parry’s room music and screams were heard – they came from Jelly Babies being gently squeezed! The students had attached Jelly Babies to Raspberry Pi GPIO pins and then used Scratch to play sounds through speakers. At … Continue reading

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Year 8 taking apart an eMac!

To understand how computers work Year 8 are taking apart an eMac – I don’t think it will work again!

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Computer Hardware

KS3 have been investigating computer hardware. They have used an app called Skitch on the iPads to take and then label photos. They have discovered what connections there are on the outside of a computer. They have then took apart a computer and a … Continue reading

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Space Invaders using Play Doh

We had fun using the makey makey to play space invaders together. We made controllers out of play doh.

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