• LEDs
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Pi Zero

Getting Started with Unicorn HAT Mini

by Hel Gibbons

Learn how to get started making rainbows with Unicorn HAT Mini

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  10 min read

  • Festive Makes
  • LEDs

Assembling your Snowflakes

by Sandy Macdonald

Learn how to assemble your Lucky Resistor Snowflake set

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  4 min read

  • Festive Makes
  • LEDs

Making your Xmas Critters

by Tanya Fish

Learn how to add flashing effects to a paper circuit

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  6 min read

  • micro:bit
  • LEDs

Getting Started with scroll:bit and MakeCode

by Sandy Macdonald

Learn how to use your scroll:bit with Microsoft MakeCode

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  15 min read

  • LEDs

Getting Started with NFC

by Tanya Fish

Learn how to read and write your NFC tags

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  4 min read

  • Raspberry Pi
  • LEDs

Be Still, My Beating Heart

by Tanya Fish

Woo the geek in your life with this heartbeat effect!

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  5 min read

  • Pi Zero
  • Festive Makes
  • LEDs

Santabot Xmas Timer

by Tanya Fish

Count down to Xmas with a Santabot!

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  4 min read

  • Kids
  • Pi Zero
  • Festive Makes

Make a Cute Alarm Clock with Mood light

by Tanya Fish

Use the Mood Light Kit to make a kids' colour clock

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  5 min read

  • Kids
  • LEDs
  • Festive Makes

Making a Festive Greetings Card

by Tanya Fish

How to use LEDs and copper tape to make a simple circuit

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  4 min read

  • Kids
  • LEDs
  • Raspberry Pi

Setting up your PiGlow

by Tanya Fish

PiGlow tutorial for beginners

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  2 min read

  • Kids
  • LEDs
  • Raspberry Pi

Beginning with Blinkt!

by Tanya Fish

Blinkt! tutorial in bite-sized pieces

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  8 min read

  • LEDs
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Pi Zero

Internet Radio on your Pirate Radio

by Sandy Macdonald

Turn your Pirate Radio Kit into an internet radio

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  6 min read

  • LEDs
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Pi Zero

Getting Started with pHAT BEAT

by Sandy Macdonald

Learn how to install and get started with your pHAT BEAT

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  8 min read

  • LEDs
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Pi Zero

Controlling IKEA Trådfri Lights from your Pi

by Sandy Macdonald

Learn how to talk to and control IKEA Trådfri smart lights from your Pi

Tutorial  –  Intermediate  –  15 min read

  • LEDs
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Pi Zero

Getting Started with Four Letter pHAT

by Sandy Macdonald

Learn how to assemble, install, and get started with your Four Letter pHAT

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  8 min read

  • LEDs
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Pi Zero

Getting Started with Unicorn pHAT

by Sandy Macdonald

Learn how to install and get started with your Unicorn pHAT

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  8 min read

  • LEDs
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Pi Zero

Getting Started with Scroll pHAT HD

by Sandy Macdonald

Learn how to install and get started with your Scroll pHAT HD

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  8 min read

  • LEDs
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Pi Zero

Assembling Scroll Bot

by Sandy Macdonald

Learn how to assemble your Scroll Bot kit

Tutorial  –  Intermediate  –  5 min read

  • LEDs
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Pi Zero

Assembling Mood Light

by Sandy Macdonald

Learn how to assemble your Mood Light kit

Tutorial  –  Intermediate  –  4 min read

  • Internet of Things
  • LEDs
  • Raspberry Pi

Getting Started with Rainbow HAT in Python

by Sandy Macdonald

Learn how to install and get started with your Rainbow HAT in Python

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  10 min read

  • LEDs
  • Raspberry Pi

Getting Started with Mote

by Sandy Macdonald

Learn how to install and get started with your Mote

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  10 min read

  • LEDs
  • Raspberry Pi

Using Mote with Homekit and Siri

by Sandy Macdonald

Control Mote with your iPhone using Homekit and Siri

Tutorial  –  Intermediate  –  20 min read

  • LEDs
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Pi Zero

Getting Started with Blinkt!

by Sandy Macdonald

Learn how to install and get started with your Blinkt!

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  8 min read

  • LEDs
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Pi Zero

Getting Started with Micro Dot pHAT

by Sandy Macdonald

Learn how to install and get started with your Micro Dot pHAT

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  9 min read

  • LEDs
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Pi Zero

Assembling Micro Dot pHAT

by Sandy Macdonald

How to assemble and solder Micro Dot pHAT

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  5 min read

  • HATs
  • LEDs
  • Raspberry Pi

Scroll pHAT/pHAT DAC spectrum analyser

by Sandy Macdonald

Build a spectrum analyser with Scroll pHAT and pHAT DAC

Tutorial  –  Advanced  –  10 min read

  • LEDs
  • Raspberry Pi

Display-O-Tron Breakout with Raspberry Pi

by Sandy Macdonald

How to use the Display-O-Tron breakout board with Raspberry Pi

Tutorial  –  Intermediate  –  9 min read

  • LEDs
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Arduino

Assembling the Display-O-Tron Breakout

by Sandy Macdonald

How to assemble and solder the Display-O-Tron breakout board

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  3 min read

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Python
  • LEDs

Explorer HAT pro 8-bit shift register

by Sandy Macdonald

Learn how to control LEDs with Explorer HAT Pro and an 8-bit shift register

Tutorial  –  Advanced  –  9 min read

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Python
  • LEDs

Getting Started with Piano HAT

by Philip Howard

Learn how to install and use your Piano HAT

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  7 min read

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Python
  • LEDs

Make rainbows with Unicorn HAT

by Philip Howard

Learn how to use Unicorn HAT and HSV colour to make awesome rainbows

Tutorial  –  Intermediate  –  7 min read

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Python
  • LEDs

Using Unicorn HAT in IDLE

by Philip Howard

Learn how to use Unicorn HAT in IDLE, the Python IDE

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  2 min read

  • LEDs
  • Hacking
  • Electronics

The Resistor LED

by Philip Howard

Learn how to pair an LED and a resistor into a super useful circuit debugging companion.

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  6 min read

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Python
  • LEDs

Making tunes with Explorer HAT Pro

by Philip Howard

Learn how to drive a piezo speaker and make stylophone-like sounds!

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  3 min read

  • LEDs
  • Hacking
  • Electronics

Inline Resistor Network

by Philip Howard

Learn how to create a network of 8 inline resistors, great for building tidy mini breadboard circuits

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  4 min read

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Python
  • LEDs

Getting Started with Unicorn Paint

by Philip Howard

Learn how to pixel paint mini works of art on your Unicorn HAT using your Pi and a web browser

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  4 min read

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Python
  • LEDs

Getting Started with Unicorn HAT

by Philip Howard

Learn how to use Unicorn HAT, the vibrant 8x8 pixel colour display for your Pi

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  3 min read

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Python
  • LEDs

Getting Started with PiGlow

by Philip Howard

Learn how to use PiGlow

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  4 min read

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Python
  • LEDs

Getting Started with Explorer HAT

by Philip Howard

Learn how to install Explorer HAT

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  4 min read

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Python
  • LEDs

Getting Started with Display-o-Tron 3000

by Philip Howard

Learn how to install your Display-o-Tron 3000

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  5 min read

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Python
  • LEDs

Explorer HAT Pro PIN entry system

by Sandy Macdonald

Learn how to use Explorer HAT Pro to build your own PIN entry system

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  10 min read

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Python
  • LEDs

Driving a 4-digit, 7-segment Display from A+, B+ or Pi 2

by Philip Howard

Learn how to drive a 4-digit, 7-segment display from just those extra pins on the 40-way header.

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  5 min read

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Python
  • LEDs

An exhaustive demystification of a 7 segment digit

by Philip Howard

Learn how figure out how to drive a single 7 segment display, right from the very basics.

Tutorial  –  Intermediate  –  6 min read