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Pycom FiPy Getting Started

Say you want to build a sun-tracking solar panel. You could add a tiny computer, like an Arduino, to control it. That might be all you need. But what if you need to connect to it to control it from somewhere else? Connecting it into your home Wi-Fi w...

Tags: bluetooth cat-m1 cellular lte fipy lora lorawan nb-iot pycom sigfox wifi

10 Jul 2018

Pycom FiPy Overview

This is the Big Daddy of the Pycom range of devices. The Pycom FiPy has all these connection capabilities (with one tiny caveat): Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 16Mbps LoRa (all regions, not 433MHz) Sigfox Cellular LTE (Cat-M1/NB-IoT) Bluetooth Low Energy ...

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9 Jul 2018

Pycom Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a low-power radio technology used to link devices wirelessly. Most commonly recognised as the way to link a mobile phone to a car or speaker, it has many uses beyond that. The "low power" aspect is not a shortcoming, as a large proportio...

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30 Apr 2018

How to Pair and Map 8Bitdo SF30 Pro Controller with RetroPie

8Bitdo have brought joy to many retro-gaming enthusiasts with their SF30 Pro Bluetooth controller. It’s a fantastic piece of gear, and one of our favourite controllers to use with a RetroPie setup. We’ve covered off on our thoughts on the...

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30 Jan 2018

Our 8Bitdo SF30 Pro Controller Overview

The 8Bitdo SF30 Pro was launched at the end of 2017 by 8Bitdo in an effort to create the ultimate, ‘portable’ gaming controller. Having become known for their faithful recreations of vintage gaming controllers, the SF30 Pro is a step away...

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25 Jan 2018

Using USB and Bluetooth Controllers with Python

The Raspberry Pi is an amazing piece of technology, and it’s the platform of choice for all kinds of projects. Something that makes it great is the integration of complex hardware that is taken care of for you. For example, if you wanted to use...

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24 Aug 2017

8Bitdo NES30 Pro Controller Review

Today, we’re looking at the 8Bitdo NES30 Pro. It’s a newer controller from 8Bitdo and one that I’m really excited about. It’s an interesting gamepad, with the styling and form factor taking cues from both the classic NES liver...

Tags: 8bitdo bluetooth controller gamepad gaming nes pro snes

17 Jul 2017

8Bitdo Zero Controller Review

It’s always a fun day when you get hands-on with a device as cool as the 8Bitdo Zero Bluetooth gamepad. 8Bitdo are known are for their re-creations of classic gaming controllers such as the SFC30 and NES30 which bring the magic of NES and SNES ...

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14 Jul 2017

Sphero SPRK+ Review

If you’re in the education sector or keep up to date with the latest STEM learning tools, then you’ve most likely heard of Sphero. It’s one of the most popular educational products which fuses robotics with imagination and has many ...

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11 Jul 2017

How to Use HC-05 Bluetooth Modules

So we’ve taken a look at what Bluetooth is in our Introduction to Bluetooth tutorial, and hopefully, you’ve found our Choosing a Bluetooth Module For Your Project tutorial useful in deciding which Bluetooth module is right for your p...

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1 Dec 2016

How to Choose a Bluetooth Module For Your Project

Alright, so we know that Bluetooth is awesome, and if you don’t, take a read of our Introduction to Bluetooth tutorial. But how exactly do we go about implementing Bluetooth communication in our projects? Well, fortunately for us, there are Blu...

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29 Nov 2016

Introduction to Bluetooth

Nowadays, everything is going wireless. Phones, computers, game controllers, consoles, everything! Wireless technology has allowed us to use electronic devices with an untethered freedom which just isn’t possible with clunky cables hanging of...

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28 Nov 2016

8Bitdo Controller Modes

8Bitdo controllers are the best retro-gaming controllers you can buy. You could pick one up for your RetroPie gaming system so you can relax back on your lounge with your wireless gaming controller. We did a great write up on the process of connectin...

Tags: 8bitdo bluetooth controller modes nes setup snes

27 Nov 2016

Wings of the Feather

The Feather boards are the brains of your project, we took a closer look at the different models in our Birds of Feather article, check that out first (especially if you have no idea what the difference is between a feather and a wing). You can plug ...

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9 Nov 2016

Setting up 8Bitdo Controllers in RetroPie

Hey there, are you loving the vintage gaming experience that is RetroPie? Wait, you haven’t heard of RetroPie. No! You’d better go and check out our Gaming Kit for RetroPie tutorial ASAP. Oh good, you now know the awesomeness that is Ret...

Tags: 8bitdo bluetooth gaming pi raspberry retropie

27 Oct 2016

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