The MicroPython Lego Bot

In the quest for getting my kids interested in coding, I’ve decided to make them a message controlled bot car with Lego bricks and an ESP8266 board. The idea is to have an environment where we can jointly program a sequence of actions that can be sent via WiFi to the bot for execution. With this setup […]

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MicroPython and ESP8266

During the past 6 months  I have grown into a big fan of the Python programming language. I have also found a new passion in tinkering with the versatile and inexpensive ESP8266 microcontroller boards. For the embedded programming I usually stick with Arduino IDE and C/C++, but as there now is a Python implementation for ESP8266 available, […]

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Major Tom to Ground Control – simple radio communication between Arduino and Raspberry

The Arduino computers are excellent for reading sensor data, and they are so inexpensive and consume very little power that you can use plenty of them in your home without breaking your wallet. The Raspberry on the other hand, is more powerful, a bit pricier, but can easily be programmed to perform more challenging tasks […]

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