Making the RedBoard Work on the Raspberry Pi 5

I’ve been using Red Robotics excellent RedBoard for years now, and while upgrading NE-Five to use a Raspberry Pi 5 I discovered breaking changes which means the available libraries wont work. Basically, the way that GPIO works on the Raspberry Pi 5 is different as it uses its shiny new RP1 chip to wrangle its […]

NE-Five is Going To PiWars!

I’ve been accepted to compete in PiWars 2020! I mean, 2024! As we all know, the theme of Disaster Zone for PiWars 2020 was more than a little prophetic as it was cancelled due to a global pandemic, happily though we’re getting another shot at taking on those zombies as they’re running the Disaster Zone […]

ESP32-S2 – Deep Sleep & The EN Pin

I’ve been working on a remote control for my cargobot, more on those little teasers soon, and I’ve been having an annoying problem with something that should’ve been simple. The Problem? Switching it on. The controller is running on a Sparkfun ESP32 Thing Plus which has an ESP32-S2 at it’s core. It has an EN […]

PiWars 2022!

So, for those who follow me on Twitter will know I’ve been accepted to PiWars 2022! The theme for this year is agritech, something I have a bit of experience with from my time at my old company. Here is a list of challenges, there’s three arena challenges plus a freeform obstacle course of our […]

Sneak Peek, Not ‘Armless At All!

Coming soon, a long awaited video showing full control of the arms! For early access, sign up to my Patreon at the £5 level and above and class for the support!

Vlog: New Wrist Mech!

A quick demo of the new wrist mechanism for my #piwars robot #MacFeeglePrime!

PiWars 2021 – At Home!

PiWars 2021 has just been announced for the end of March next year with a conference in January, both taking place online!  For the competition in March we’ll be given a course to build using household bits and bobs and will need to send in a video showing our best time a few weeks before […]

New Plan… Enter The Rover 5 Chassis!

The plan for the NE-1 is to build a robot that is very versatile that anyone can build for cheap. In theory a clapped out Roomba makes sense but realistically they’ve probably had a hard life already and are broken in a number of incredibly subtle ways… For a beginner this will lead to frustration […]