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... and microcontroller projects

About

I have been a Secondary School Teacher for the Victorian Education Department for over 50 years. For over 20 years teaching Robotics and Microcontrollers, as a Technology Teacher. I have proudly had over 3,000 students build a microcontroller and proudly take home their own designed working model, that they have built, programmed and Coded. I have also run Workshops (see Workshops/Presentations below) for over 1,200 teachers, around Australia. In that time, I have been honoured to have received 8, International, Australian State & Territory, Victorian and Regional Teacher of the Year, Innovative Teacher, Educator of the Year etc. I am an Honarary Lifetime Member of DATTA Vic (Design and Technology Teachers Association of Victoria). For this reason, I am trying to set up this Website to help share some of my many project documents, “How to Build”, “How to Code”, "Videos", "Photos" etc. using Picaxe for the first 16 years, Arduino for the last 4 years and more recently Microbit and Makey Makey Microcontrollers. I have also included below some of my Laser Projects ( over 2,000 ) which are distributed in Australia and over 12 countries around the World (see Laser Projects below). I also helped run a "Getting started with Arduino" monthly event at the Yarra Plenty Regional Library, in Watsonia, for two years before Covid.This site will always be a work in progress as I add documents and files. I hope some of these projects may be helpful and will inspire you on your Microcontroller and Laser journey. Happy Building and Coding!

How to use the website

Browse the various Picaxe, Arduino and Microbit Project Photos. Select the pull down menu = on the top left hand side of each photo, to explore its contents. If wanting to program your Project, copy the relevant Code and paste it, into the Picaxe Programming Editor (PPE) for Picaxe (in BASIC language), the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Arduino (in C++ Language) or for microbit using Microsoft Makecode (Blocks or Javascript).

arduino.cc
picaxe.com
microbit.org
makeymakey.com

Arduino Projects

A000 - Miscellaneous
A0000 - Getting Started with Arduino

A001 - 20 LED's

A001 - 20 LED's

A002 - 8x8 Dot Matrix

A002 - 8x8 Dot Matrix

A003- RGB -Infrared

A003- RGB -Infrared
A004-  LED Dice

A005- RGB Manual

A005- RGB Manual

A006- 100 LED's-Addressable

A006- 100 LED's-Addressable

A007- LCD Ultrasonic Tape Measure

A007- LCD Ultrasonic Tape Measure

A008- Hexapod Robot - Infrared

A008- Hexapod Robot - Infrared

A009-OLED-Graphics White

A009-OLED-Graphics White

A010- OLED Graphics Coloured

A010- OLED Graphics Coloured

A011- 25 LED Light Bar-Addressable

A011- 25 LED Light Bar-Addressable

A012- Motors- Twin- Foward & Reverse

A012- Motors- Twin- Foward & Reverse

A013-5x5 LED Matrix

A013-5x5 LED Matrix

A014- LCD Infrared Message

A014- LCD Infrared Message

A015- Sports Action- Cricket

A015- Sports Action- Cricket

A016- Sports Action- Table Tennis

A016- Sports Action- Table Tennis

A017- Sports Action- Basketball

A017- Sports Action- Basketball
A018- ReCycloBot

A019- Robot Buggy- Infrared

A019- Robot Buggy- Infrared

A020- 5x5x5 LED Cube

A020- 5x5x5 LED Cube

A021- Infrared Small 7 Seg Display

A021- Infrared Small 7 Seg Display
A022- Animated Disc- Auto

A023-Animated Disc- Infrared

A023-Animated Disc- Infrared

A024-Rock n Roll Marble Machine

A024-Rock n Roll Marble Machine

A025-Ring Around Marble Machine

A025-Ring Around Marble Machine

A026- Infinity Mirror

A026- Infinity Mirror
A027- Mini Juke Box

A028-Universal Remote-IR Valued- OLED

A028-Universal Remote-IR Valued- OLED

A029- 100 LED Light Bar

A029- 100 LED Light Bar

A030- M&M Colour Sorting Machine

A030- M&M Colour Sorting Machine

A031- 5 Tunes & 20 LED's Shield

A031- 5 Tunes & 20 LED's Shield

A032- Voice Recorder- Play Back

A032- Voice Recorder- Play Back

A033- MFS1 Count Down Timer 7 Seg

A033- MFS1 Count Down Timer 7 Seg

A034- MFS2 Temperature- 7 Seg

A034- MFS2 Temperature- 7 Seg

A035- MFS3 Infrared Numbers- 7 Seg

A035- MFS3 Infrared Numbers- 7 Seg

A036-MFS4 Ultrasonic Distance-7 Seg

A036-MFS4 Ultrasonic Distance-7 Seg

A037-MFS5 Servo position-Potentiometer

A037-MFS5 Servo position-Potentiometer
A038-MFS6 RGB-7 Colours

A039- MFS7 Shield Test

A039- MFS7 Shield Test

A040- MFS8 Joy Stick & 2 Servos

A040- MFS8 Joy Stick & 2 Servos

A041- MFS9 PIR Movement Sensor

A041- MFS9 PIR Movement Sensor

A042- MFS10 Heart Monitor

A042- MFS10 Heart Monitor
A043- 8x8(64) LED Scrolling Message

A044 - Security Card-Fob Reader-Serial Monitor

A044 - Security Card-Fob Reader-Serial Monitor

A045 - Rain Sensor-Serial Monitor

A045 - Rain Sensor-Serial Monitor

A046 - 4x4 Keypad Reader-Serial Monitor

A046 - 4x4 Keypad Reader-Serial Monitor

A047 - L293D IR 2WD Buggy-6V

A047 - L293D IR 2WD Buggy-6V

A048 - L293D IR 2WD Buggy-2x6V

A048 - L293D IR 2WD Buggy-2x6V

A049 - Crazy 2WD Buggy- 2x6V

A049 - Crazy 2WD Buggy- 2x6V

A050 - L298N IR-BT 2WD Buggy-7.4V

A050 - L298N IR-BT 2WD Buggy-7.4V

A051 - TB6612FNG IR-BT 4WD Buggy Shield-7.4V

A051 - TB6612FNG IR-BT 4WD  Buggy Shield-7.4V

A052 - L298 IR IR 4WD Buggy Shield -7.4V

A052 - L298 IR IR 4WD Buggy Shield -7.4V
A053 - L298N IR-BT 4wd Buggy Shield-7.4V

A054 - L298N IR-BT Tank Shield-7.4V

A054 - L298N IR-BT Tank Shield-7.4V

A055 - L298N Shield Ultrasonic 4WD Avoidance Buggy-7.4V

A055 - L298N Shield Ultrasonic 4WD Avoidance Buggy-7.4V

A056 - SINONING 4 Modes 4WD Robot Buggy-7.4V

A056 - SINONING 4 Modes 4WD Robot Buggy-7.4V

A057 - Avoidance Buggy -2WD-L298N Shield Ultrasonic-6x1.5V

A057 - Avoidance Buggy -2WD-L298N Shield Ultrasonic-6x1.5V

A058 - i2c LCD Display

A058 - i2c LCD Display

A059 - Sports Action- Golf

A059 - Sports Action- Golf

A060 - Mario Bros Tune

A060 - Mario Bros Tune

A061 - NeoPixel LED's

A061 - NeoPixel LED's

A062 - RGB Strip-4 wires manual

A062 - RGB Strip-4 wires manual
A063 - Jumbo 7 Segment Display

A064 - Infrared 7 Segment Display Shield

A064 - Infrared 7 Segment Display Shield
A065 - Pat's 20 Plug & Code Examples

A066 - Pat's LED Dice & Button Shield

A066 - Pat's LED Dice & Button Shield

A067 - Conductive Cow - Ai Coded using Conductive Paint

A067 - Conductive Cow - Ai Coded using Conductive Paint

A068 - 25 Tunes-10 LED's Infrared Shield

A068 - 25 Tunes-10 LED's Infrared Shield
A069 - Tunes Trivia Quiz
A070 - Mecanum 4WD IR Robot Buggy

A071- Arduino Uno Piano

A071- Arduino Uno Piano

A072 - DHT 11 Temperature & Humidity Sensor with OLED Display

A072 - DHT 11 Temperature & Humidity Sensor with OLED Display

A073 - Q & A - OLED LCD Push Button Display

A073 - Q & A - OLED LCD Push Button Display

A074 - Weather Station Shield - Temperature & Humidity Sensor with OLED Display

A074 - Weather Station Shield - Temperature & Humidity Sensor with OLED Display

A075 - Laser Engraved Edge Lit Acrylic, Display Stand

A075 - Laser Engraved Edge Lit Acrylic, Display Stand
A076 - Basic RECycloBot

A077 - Uno Drop In Shield Motor Driver Shield

A077 - Uno Drop In Shield Motor Driver Shield

A078 -Uno V3 Drop In Motor Driver Shield

A078 -Uno V3 Drop In Motor Driver Shield

Picaxe Projects

P000 - Overview Documents

P000 - Overview Documents
P001 - LED Light Tower
P002 - 5x5x5 LED Cube

P003 - Basketball Counter

P003 - Basketball Counter

P004 - Switch Activated Jumbo 7 Segment Display

P004 - Switch Activated Jumbo 7 Segment Display

P005 - 10 LED & 12 Tunes

P005 - 10 LED & 12 Tunes

P006 - Light & Sound Extension Board

P006 - Light & Sound Extension Board

P007 - Infrared Robot Buggy

P007 - Infrared Robot Buggy

P008 - Rock & Roll Marble Machine

P008 - Rock & Roll Marble Machine

P009 - Ring Around Marble Machine

P009 - Ring Around Marble Machine
P010 - Hexapod Infrared Robot
P011 - Animated Disk
P012 - ReCycloBot

P013 - 5x5 Dot Matrix

P013 - 5x5 Dot Matrix

P014 - Robotic Arm-Servo-6DoF

P014 - Robotic Arm-Servo-6DoF

P015 - Interactive OLED

P015 - Interactive OLED

P016 - Ultra Sonic Tape Measure

P016 - Ultra Sonic Tape Measure

P017 - Tri Temperature Probes

P017 - Tri Temperature Probes

P018 - Analog-Digital Display

P018 - Analog-Digital Display

P019 - Servo Coding Demo

P019 - Servo Coding Demo

P020 - Dancing Circles~300 LED's

P020 - Dancing Circles~300 LED's

P021 - Dancing Squares~400 LED's

P021 - Dancing Squares~400 LED's

P022 - Animated Disc Demo

P022 - Animated Disc Demo

P023 - Swinging Musical Jingle Bells

P023 - Swinging Musical Jingle Bells

P024 - 5x5 Coding Demo

P024 - 5x5 Coding Demo

P025 - 5 Bi Directional DC Motors

P025 - 5 Bi Directional DC Motors

P026 - Robotic Arm-DC Motors

P026 - Robotic Arm-DC Motors

P027 - Infinity Mirror

P027 - Infinity Mirror

P028 - Pneumatic Can Crusher

P028 - Pneumatic Can Crusher

P029 - 5x5 Dot Matrix-20mm Jumbo LED's

P029 - 5x5 Dot Matrix-20mm Jumbo LED's

P030 - 25 LED Addressable Light Bar

P030 - 25 LED Addressable Light Bar

P031 - Cricket - Sports Action

P031 - Cricket - Sports Action

P032 - Table Tennis - Sports Action

P032 - Table Tennis - Sports Action

P033 - Basket Ball - Sports Action

P033 - Basket Ball - Sports Action

P034 - Infrared Mini Juke Box

P034 - Infrared Mini Juke Box

P035 - LED Dice

P035 - LED Dice

P036 - Infrared 7 Segment Display

P036 - Infrared 7 Segment Display

P037 - Infrared RGB

P037 - Infrared RGB

P038 - Light Sensing Robot

P038 - Light Sensing Robot

P039 - Air Ball Tube

P039 - Air Ball Tube

P040 - Rainbow

P040 - Rainbow

P041 - Dancing Balls - Infrared

P041 - Dancing Balls - Infrared

P042 - Picture Frame

P042 - Picture Frame

P043 - RGB Strip - Infrared

P043 - RGB Strip - Infrared

P044 - Line Following Robot

P044 - Line Following Robot

P045 - Avoidance Robot

P045 - Avoidance Robot

P046 - Pat's Infrared Demo

P046 - Pat's Infrared Demo

P047 - Servo Mini Dish - RGB Strip

P047 - Servo Mini Dish - RGB Strip

P048 - How to make Sounds in Picaxe

P048 - How to make Sounds in Picaxe

P049 - Coding with Blockly

P049 - Coding with Blockly

P050 - Pedestrian Traffic Lights

P050 - Pedestrian Traffic Lights

Laser Projects

L001-Overseas Projects

L002-Hexapod Parts

L002-Hexapod Parts

L003-4 WD Robot Base

L003-4 WD Robot Base

L004-Recyclobot Base

L004-Recyclobot Base

L005-Room A4 Signs

L005-Room A4 Signs

L006-Happy Birthday

L006-Happy Birthday

L007-Pizza Oven

L007-Pizza Oven

L008-Paw Patrol

L008-Paw Patrol

L009-Various Signs

L009-Various Signs

L010-Boat Landing-Paynesville

L010-Boat Landing-Paynesville

L011-Football AFL,Soccer

L011-Football AFL,Soccer

L012-Rabbit Hutch

L012-Rabbit Hutch

L013-Craft Group

L013-Craft Group

L014-Friendly Beaches Railway-Tasmania

L014-Friendly Beaches Railway-Tasmania

L015-Vegie Garden-Worm Farm

L015-Vegie Garden-Worm Farm

L016-Bag Tags

L016-Bag Tags

L017-Daves Bees

L017-Daves Bees

L018-Wine Bottle Stand

L018-Wine Bottle Stand

L019-Teddy Bears Picinic-Diamond Valley Railway

L019-Teddy Bears Picinic-Diamond Valley Railway

L020-Cancer Research

L020-Cancer Research

L021-Wonderland Cottages-Grampians

L021-Wonderland Cottages-Grampians

L022-Couturier-Montsalvat

L022-Couturier-Montsalvat

L023-Clontaft

L023-Clontaft

L024-Name Jigsaw

L024-Name Jigsaw

L027-Gate Signs-Montsalvat

L027-Gate Signs-Montsalvat

L029-Number Plates

L029-Number Plates

L030-Cork Coasters

L030-Cork Coasters

L031-Perfect Vision Systems

L031-Perfect Vision Systems

L032-Rapid Electronics

L032-Rapid Electronics

L033-Merridan Land Surveyors

L033-Merridan Land Surveyors

L034-Can Do Displays

L034-Can Do Displays

L035-Chris's Mini

L035-Chris's Mini

L036-John Murphys Home Brew

L036-John Murphys Home Brew

L037-Paddle Boarders

L037-Paddle Boarders

L038-Crazy Bag Ladies

L038-Crazy Bag Ladies

L039-White Letters-100mm

L039-White Letters-100mm

L040-Dog Kennel

L040-Dog Kennel

L042-Diamond Creek Primary

L042-Diamond Creek Primary

L043-Echo Ballons

L043-Echo Ballons

L044-Apsley Gorge Vineyard-Tasmania

L044-Apsley Gorge Vineyard-Tasmania

L045-Friendly Beaches Railway-Tasmania

L045-Friendly Beaches Railway-Tasmania

L046-CWA-Mansfield

L046-CWA-Mansfield

L047-Eltham Panthers FC

L047-Eltham Panthers FC

L048-House of Salads-Eltham

L048-House of Salads-Eltham

L049-Snooza Dog Products

L049-Snooza Dog Products

L050-Farm Tool Key Rings

L050-Farm Tool Key Rings

L051- Murchison Primary School

L051- Murchison Primary School

L052-Joey Scouts 1st Tatura

L052-Joey Scouts 1st Tatura

L054-Trevor's Mechanic Rates

L054-Trevor's Mechanic Rates

L055-Retirement

L055-Retirement

L056-Parade College

L056-Parade College

L057- Diamond Valley College

L057- Diamond Valley College

L058-Bag Tags

L058-Bag Tags

L061- Laser Blanks

L061- Laser Blanks

L064-AFL Melbourne Football Club

L064-AFL Melbourne Football Club

L065-AFLW Melbourne Football Club

L065-AFLW Melbourne Football Club

L066-Bryan's Surfboard Factory- Bicheno Tas

L066-Bryan's Surfboard Factory- Bicheno Tas

L068-SteamEngine-Whittlesea Tech School

L068-SteamEngine-Whittlesea Tech School

L069-99th Birthday

L069-99th Birthday

L070-Lake Como Italy Villa D'Oro

L070-Lake Como Italy Villa D'Oro

L071-Cattle Farm

L071-Cattle Farm

L072-Phone Stand

L072-Phone Stand

L073-Happy Birtday

L073-Happy Birtday

L074-Mini Train Gifts

L074-Mini Train Gifts

L078-Mini Unicorn Gifts

L078-Mini Unicorn Gifts

L079-50th Anniversary

L079-50th Anniversary

L080-Kerang Family

L080-Kerang Family

L081-Up the Back Bicheno Tasmania

L081-Up the Back Bicheno Tasmania

L082-Sydney Unicycle Hockey National Tournament

L082-Sydney Unicycle Hockey National Tournament

L083-Reverse Art Truck Inc

L083-Reverse Art Truck Inc

L084-Laser Engraved Edge Lit Acrylic

L084-Laser Engraved Edge Lit Acrylic

L085-Eltham & District Woodworkers Inc

L085-Eltham & District Woodworkers Inc

L086-Memorial

L086-Memorial

L087-Recognition David Finlayson

L087-Recognition David Finlayson

L088-Recognition Steve Russell

L088-Recognition Steve Russell

L089-Grey Nomads

L089-Grey Nomads

L090-Freycinet Air Tasmania

L090-Freycinet Air Tasmania

L091-Nillumbik U3A

L091-Nillumbik U3A

L092-Eltham-Montmorency Uniting Church

L092-Eltham-Montmorency Uniting Church

L093-RSL Mens Shed

L093-RSL Mens Shed

L094-Kako Genzai Mirai

L094-Kako Genzai Mirai

Micro:bit Projects

M001 - Neopixel 30 Ultrasonic

M001 - Neopixel 30 Ultrasonic

Makey Makey Projects

MM-000-Getting Started with Makey Makey

MM-000-Getting Started with Makey Makey

MM-001-Classic Piano-6 Keys

MM-001-Classic Piano-6 Keys

MM-002-Is it Conductive- 2 Hands

MM-002-Is it Conductive- 2 Hands

MM-003-Audio Sampler-6 Keys

MM-003-Audio Sampler-6 Keys

MM-004-Audio Sampler-3x3 Button Keypad

MM-004-Audio Sampler-3x3 Button Keypad

MM-005-How to Build a 3x3 Gaming Keypad

MM-005-How to Build a 3x3 Gaming Keypad

MM-006-Make a Sketch App

MM-006-Make a Sketch App

MM-007-Soccer App

MM-007-Soccer App

MM-008-Pinball App

MM-008-Pinball App

MM-009-Space Rocks App

MM-009-Space Rocks App

MM-010-Runner App

MM-010-Runner App

MM-011-Random Sound Player App

MM-011-Random Sound Player App

MM-012-How to Build an Earth-Ground Wrist Strap

MM-012-How to Build an Earth-Ground Wrist Strap

MM-013-Play 21 Instruments by Touching Fruit & Vegies

MM-013-Play 21 Instruments by Touching Fruit & Vegies

MM-014-Play 21 Instruments by using only your Computer Keyboard and your Mouse

MM-014-Play 21 Instruments by using only your Computer Keyboard and your Mouse

MM-015-12 Push Button Piano Keyboard

MM-015-12 Push Button Piano Keyboard

MM-016-12 Button Keypad

MM-016-12 Button Keypad

Workshops / Presentations

W001-Latrobe Uni Jan 2005

W001-Latrobe Uni Jan 2005

W002-NCAT May 2007

W002-NCAT May 2007
W003-Hanoi, Vietnam 2008

W004-DVC Aug 2008

W004-DVC Aug 2008

W005-Harvester College Sept 2009

W005-Harvester College Sept 2009

W006-Ashwood College May 2010

W006-Ashwood College May 2010

W007-Carlton-DATTA Vic Oct 2010

W007-Carlton-DATTA Vic Oct 2010

W008-DVC July 2011

W008-DVC July 2011

W009-DVC July 2012

W009-DVC July 2012

W010-RMIT Nov 2012

W010-RMIT Nov 2012

W011-NCAT Feb 2013

W011-NCAT Feb 2013

W012- Venue unknown Sept 2013

W012- Venue unknown Sept 2013

W013-DVC Dec 2013

W013-DVC Dec 2013

W014-Swinburne Uni Mar 2014

W014-Swinburne Uni Mar 2014

W015-NCAT Sept 2014

W015-NCAT Sept 2014

W016-DVC Nov 2014

W016-DVC Nov 2014

W017-NCAT Aug 2015

W017-NCAT Aug 2015

W018-DVC Feb 2016

W018-DVC Feb 2016

W019-DVC Aug 2016

W019-DVC Aug 2016

W020-NCAT Dec 2016

W020-NCAT Dec 2016

W021-DVC Mar2017

W021-DVC Mar2017

W022-Eltham Library May 2017

W022-Eltham Library May 2017

W023- DVC Aug 2017

W023- DVC Aug 2017

W024-NCAT Dec 2017

W024-NCAT Dec 2017

W025-DVC Mar 2018

W025-DVC Mar 2018

W026-Harvester College May 2018

W026-Harvester College May 2018

W027-Watsonia Library Jun 2018

W027-Watsonia Library Jun 2018

W028-National Art Gallery Melb

W028-National Art Gallery Melb

W029-Hoppers Crossing Aug 2018

W029-Hoppers Crossing Aug 2018

W030-Camberwell High March 2019

W030-Camberwell High March 2019

W031-Harvester May 2019

W031-Harvester May 2019

W032-NCAT Jun 2019

W032-NCAT Jun 2019

W033-Whittlesea Tech School Epping Jul 2022

W033-Whittlesea Tech School Epping Jul 2022

W034-Edith Cowan Uni Perth Nov 2022

W034-Edith Cowan Uni Perth Nov 2022

W035-Tintern Mar 2023

W035-Tintern Mar 2023

W036-U3A Eltham May 2023

W036-U3A Eltham May 2023

W037-Banyule-Nillumbik Tech School Nov 2023

W037-Banyule-Nillumbik Tech School Nov 2023

W038-Whittlesea Tech School Nov 2023

W038-Whittlesea Tech School Nov 2023

W039-John Paul College Frankston Nov 2023

W039-John Paul College Frankston Nov 2023

W040-MakerFaire-BNTS Nov 2023

W040-MakerFaire-BNTS Nov 2023

W041-NCAT Dec 2023

W041-NCAT Dec 2023

W042-Eltham & District Woodworkers Inc

W042-Eltham & District Woodworkers Inc

W043-St Peter's College, Clyde North Campus May 2024

W043-St Peter's College, Clyde North Campus May 2024

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