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Monday, 29 January 2018

useful RGB colours chart for sensehat / python coding

https://www.webucator.com/blog/2015/03/python-color-constants-module

Follow the link above for a full list of over 500 colours you can use on your sense hat and in python coding, all in the RGB value output. sample code included for a simple cut and paste into your projects.


Sunday, 28 January 2018

Egham Raspberry Jam

 

This is Thomas, Oscar and Leo's demo of the sense hat and the python code they sent to the International Space station. Testing before they left for the raspberry jam in Egham.




This is the demonstration stand at the Jam  all ready to go before the crowds gathered in.

Here are Oscar and Leo showing people their code and teaching them how to display their names on the sense hat and change text and background colour.



















You can always rely on Pi minecraft

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Echelford Club evening






Testing AO-92 satellite

It was warm enough and dry enough last night to get out and try our latest new satellite FOX-1D (AO-92) The satellite is still in testing and this was the first day that they allowed amateurs to test the onboard FM repeater.

Fist contact for M0JFP  was at 8PM and he worked 2M0SQL and a few others.
Using the FT-8900 and manual stepped tuning
You can have a listen to the recording here

The second recoring a little later at 9:33PM this time using the FT-847 and sat-PC-32 to control doppler and again fantastic results which you can listen to here

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Thomas Oscar and Leo send python code to the International Space Station













Thomas, Oscar and Leo wrote a small python script to interact with the sense hat built into the astro-pi on the space station.
Their code was approved and ready for flight, It will run for 30 seconds before 1st February 2018.

You can see the code in action at the trinket test pages:
https://trinket.io/python/9e5345d5cd
















If you have pixel installed on your raspberry pi you can use the sense hat emulator and copy the code and adapt it to your own needs. Picture above shows just that.