A colourful upgrade: a new RGB tree for Raspberry Pi and micro:bit!
Hi! You may remember the GPIO Xmas Tree for the Pi from a few years back? It may be languishing dusty in a drawer somewhere, ready to be brought back... Read more
Dig out that tree! How to use it on a Pi 2 or Pi Zero & other stuff.
** Using your tree with newer RPi models
With Christmas getting nearer, you might be thinking of digging your GPIO Xmas tree out. If you do, you may notice that... Read more
Two new Kickstarters!
I thought you might like to know about two new Kickstarter campaigns coming your way which I've been inspired to create following the success of last year's GPIO Xmas Tree!... Read more
A final pre-Christmas update!
Well, it's almost Christmas Eve here in the UK so I thought it was a good time to send one last update to share some of the cool things that... Read more
I'm pleased to say that all backers have had their reward parcelled-up: the final 3 are going in the post tomorrow morning! The only exception are the four people who... Read more
Starting to trickle out....
Just to keep you updated, if you've been looking on Twitter then you may have noticed that some people have started receving their kits. It's going to take... Read more
Very exciting news!
Sorry for sending another update so soon - I was going to keep this 'under my hat' for a few days, but I thought you'd like to know.... the PCBs... Read more
Bi-colour LED update & PCB news...
First, some good news: the PCBs are coming along very nicely and I should take delivery soon! Once Kickstarter releases the funds to me (due on Thursday) then I'll be... Read more
Video: how to solder the tree
I have made a video showing you how to assemble your tree once the kit arrives. In case you are left in any doubt after watching the video, the main... Read more
It's all over!
Some important news: please read!
After a phenomenal two weeks, the Kickstarter is over and I am getting everything in place to get the kits to you as soon as... Read more
Another stretch goal in the final days!
Just under three days to go! It's been more exciting and successful than I could ever have hoped for and new backers are still trickling in! After Thursday it'll be... Read more
The last couple of days have been a bit of a blur as the number of backers has topped 100 and we've reached the funding goal! I really should have... Read more
A look at the Python Code
Thank you so much to everyone who has pledged to support this project - I'm pleased to say that we have now reached our goal!
I've had a bit of... Read more
PCB design being finalised...
Hello all, just a quick update: I've been working on finalising the PCB design and sending it over to the manufacturers ready to 'press the button' in the next day... Read more
So how does this 'Charlieplexing' work?
Apologies for sending another update so soon after the last (I'll try not to make a habit of it) but I've finally put together an explanation of how the 'Charlieplexing'... Read more
New reward! Stretch Goal coming soon!
Thank you to everyone for giving this project such a promising start! I've now added an additional reward option of a pre-soldered kit for those who are less keen on... Read more