Category Archives: GPIO

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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Flashing LEDs and Raspberry Pis

In Computing lessons yesterday, students set up Raspberry Pis and then used Scratch to flash attached LEDs. They started the lesson by working out the flow diagram for flashing a light. As a whole class they then used Scratch to … Continue reading

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