Paul and Jonathan have been hard at work writing the main code framework. https://github.com/SkyFawkes/Framework So now we can start connecting all of the different strands together – using the framework to control Stevie’s motor controller instead of the motors on the test chassis, checking camera & sensor placement on the new chassis, and integrating Jared’s […]Read More We have code!
Fairly early on, we decided on a rocket-shaped robot. Yes, it would be top heavy and was fairly likely to topple over, but it would look awesome and we like to live dangerously! I took on the challenge of designing and building the physical robot, using the electronics designed by my teammates. It was the […]Read More Designing Sky Fawkes – the physical bot
On Saturday, young people in my Creative Computing Club at Science Oxford, designed some incredible fireworks to run on Sky Fawkes during the competition! They used 5×5 grids to design each stage of their firework animation, then programmed BBC micro:bits (in MicroPython, using Mu) to display them. They then investigated what happens when we run […]Read More Firecracking Coders!
Progress had been happening slowly since October last year, so, at the end of January, we decided to finally get the whole team together in the same room, and spend a couple of evenings making some proper progress! Here’s what we got up to…Read More Hackathons! or, The Time We Finally Got the Whole Team Together
We have movement! Two unnecessary detours, many false utterances of “I’m pretty much there”, and one dead #RaspberryPi later… working RC drive code for our #PiWars entry, #SkyFawkes 🎇🔥🎆 (Ignore the poor trailing Pi… this isn’t how I treated 👻Pi, honest!) https://t.co/tAHoPJT0t3Read More First attempts at RC control!