Tackling Fractions With Python

Python function to run call on other functions depending on user input

Fractions, not something I've really looked at since my school days. However with home schooling currently taking place here in the UK due to another Coronavirus lockdown, it is something that I've been refreshing my knowledge on this week. Note: https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/math/fractions.php provides an online calculator to help with fractions. The site also provides the formulas … Continue reading Tackling Fractions With Python

Using An API Call To Make Multiple Grafana Users (Python)

A little while ago I looked at using Grafana on a Raspberry Pi ( https://geektechstuff.com/2020/06/25/grafana-prometheus-and-node-exporter-on-raspberry-pi-via-ansible-raspberry-pi-and-linux/ ), today I created a quick Python script to create new Grafana user accounts using the Grafana API. Why Use The API? Grafana does have a graphical web based interface for creating users, and if creating a single user account … Continue reading Using An API Call To Make Multiple Grafana Users (Python)

Real World Python – Book Review (Python)

Front cover of Real World Python Book

However, I also have periods where a form of writer’s block kicks in and wonder, “What else could I use Python for?”. As if by magic, Lee Vaughan has answered with “Real World Python” which contains examples of real-world problems being answered by Python and then expands on the solutions with fun challenge projects and further reading.

BBC micro:bit Discovery Kit

GeekTechV2 has started to learn about electronics and circuits. To assist with this we have got the BBC micro:bit (https://microbit.org) out and purchased a Discovery Kit (https://thepihut.com/collections/new-products-micro-bit-store/products/discovery-kit-for-the-bbc-micro-bit). With the two products GeekTechV2 can build circuits and program the micro:bit so that he can interact with them. GeekTechV2 is using a micro:bit version 1 as we … Continue reading BBC micro:bit Discovery Kit

Credit Card Number Checker (JavaScript)

Credit card details are frequently used online and you may be wondering how a website checks if a card number is legitimate or not. During my CodeAcademy “Back-End Engineer” I have tackled the Credit Card Checker project which involves using the Luhn algorithm to check credit card numbers. Quoting Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luhn_algorithm#Description): “Each of the numbers … Continue reading Credit Card Number Checker (JavaScript)