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Blogs about Education & Learning Applications

Blogs about Education & Learning Applications

  • Talking to the Formula AllCode robot using the Raspberry Pi


    The Formula AllCode robotics course is great for makers to test their skills and capabilities or for introducing learners to programming and robotics in a fun and motivating way. The robot is compatible with hardware from Raspberry Pi to Android to iPhone, Windows PC's, MAC and more. This tutorial guides you through the process of setting up a Raspberry Pi with a USB Bluetooth dongle so it can communicate with AllCode. Once the set-up is complete, we’ll be able to send simple commands to toggle LED’s, receive information from sensors, just to show some of the functionalities of the Formula AllCode.


    • FORTHdsPIC and a ‘Kill Switch’

      Bill Marshall

      In my last post I described how to get FORTdsPIC running on wheels, seeking out light while avoiding bumping into the furniture. In other words making it an autonomous vehicle, admittedly somewhat lacking in intelligence, but able to make directional decisions based on data from its sensors. A feature of such a vehicle is that it starts working from power on, so how do you bring it to a stop without just turning the power off?


      • A new journey started in RS Components


        This is Yingyi, a Year 3 student from Republic Polytechnic. I will be work in RS Components as an intern for the next four month. Here are some feelings about RS.


        • HKUST Shanghai Visit


          This is a summary of Shanghai Factory Visit organised by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and RS components.


          • Big-budget, Low-budget & Recycled Space Explorers

            Bill Marshall

            As I type this, a dramatic rescue operation is underway far out in space. OK it’s not exactly Apollo 13 and the spacecraft involved is an old unmanned NASA science probe called ISEE-3 launched back in 1978. At the same time the first ‘official’ UK CubeSat UKube-1 has begun orbiting the Earth. These low-budget projects have rather overshadowed the approaching climax of the big-budget ESA Rosetta mission to land a probe on a comet.