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“Pop o Shop” – Basketball Arcade Game

Some friends of mine love playing the arcade game called “Pop-a-Shot”. The object is to make as many baskets in a set amount of time as possible. You then get tickets or bragging rights based on your score. They asked… Continue Reading →

Billboard – ESPEasy & OLED Display

The IoL City has a local weather station but how do you broadcast the information for everybody to see? A digital billboard! This project uses a Raspberry Pi running Node-RED to collect weather data from my previous Weather Station project and… Continue Reading →

Palace Cinema – Wio Link, Addressable LEDs & Node-RED

Movie Night! The Palace Cinema has just opened up in IoL City! It needs spectacular lights for its grand premiere. Goal Use a Wio Link board to remotely control addressable LEDs for the cinema roof and marquee. Technologies Wio Link… Continue Reading →

Train Automation – Transport for London API

Now that I have a train schedule system and a way to remotely control the track switch, it’s time for automation! Goal Use schedule data to automatically switch train track Think Safety and “Do Not Disturb”   Technologies & Components Raspberry… Continue Reading →

Train Track Switch – Servos, LEDs, PubNub and Johnny-five.io

LEGO Train Track Switch The 8:45 express train is coming and we need somebody to switch the tracks quickly! If only we had a way of doing this remotely. Goal: – Remotely switch the train track and use lights to indicate the… Continue Reading →

Lego Train Automation – IR Power Functions with NodeJS and LIRC

Lego Train Automation This is a special post because it was the main driver for building this blog! I could not find any way to control the Lego infrared power functions using NodeJs. There are libraries available for Arduino sketches and… Continue Reading →

Elevator – Web API, Motor and Ultrasonic

  Elevator The IoL City Station has two levels and needs a way to transport people between the platforms. Let’s build an elevator! The basic idea is to use a motor to lift the elevator and a sensor to figure… Continue Reading →

City Lights – Wiring and LEDs

  This post is all about the types of LEDs I’m using, wiring ideas and how I place them in the Lego city. Through trial and error, I’ve found some pretty good solutions. But it still takes a lot of work… Continue Reading →

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