With a Raspberry Pi Pico and a Pimoroni Pico Display in hand, I have decided to try and make a game. The Pico Display has a colour LED, so for my first attempt I decided to utilise it for a game of “Follow The LED”. The game is similar to one most people play as … Continue reading Follow The LED with Raspberry Pi Pico and Pico Display Part 1(Python)
Over recent years my skills with the Python language have grown. This has been down to self-learning, online courses and several excellent books. However, at times I get the feeling that my Python skills are lacking the finesse and finish that other programmers have. Is it because my skills are missing something? If you get … Continue reading Beyond The Basic Stuff With Python – Book Review (Python)
It's January 2021 and the awesome folks over at Raspberry Pi have announced a new device, a micro controller called the Raspberry Pi Pico. The full details / news about the device can be found at: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-silicon-pico-now-on-sale/ . I grabbed one from the excellent Pimoroni and with speedy delivery from Royal Mail it arrived over … Continue reading The Raspberry Pi Pico / Pimoroni Pico Display
Python is great for maths, and as home schooling continues here in the UK due to the Coronavirus lockdown I'm using the time to look at converting percentages (%) using Python. This is the second of my Maths and Python posts, with fractions being my first. I'm trying to include more f string usage in … Continue reading Percentages With Python
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
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)
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.
Can a Kubernetes cluster be built using Raspberry Pis? Yes, it can. The Raspberry Pi is a fantastic computer and I've used it in a variety of projects to assist with me learning more. Over the summer (2020) I used an Ansible playbook created by Jeff Geerling to briefly create a small Pi Kubernetes cluster, … Continue reading Kubernetes Cluster On Raspberry Pi