Twilio Python Programming

Whilst coding in Cambridge with the Raspberry Pi Foundation for the YRS Festival of Code, I was lucky enough to be able to glean some knowledge from Paul Hallet, who introduced me to Flask & Twilio: We take care of the messy telecom hardware and expose a globally available cloud API that developers can interact with to build intelligent and complex communications systems. As your app's usage scales up or down, Twilio automatically scales with you. You only pay for what you use - no contracts, no shenanigans. from Twilio.com My team didn't actually use Twilio in the project, however, it did stick in my mind... Bit bored yesterday evening, was trying to think of something to do and continue...

ReCoRVVA - a Pi powered hamster hunter!

I know I haven't written anything for a while, but I have been doing stuff! My latest project was one I have been doing with Ben James (the hamster owner) and Angus Ledesma. It was a British Science Association CREST project and our idea was to build a shoe-box sized remotely controlled robot vehicle equipped with a range of sensors such as temperature, humidity, distance and a camera. The vehicle was built from a tracked chassis kit, two motors (to drive the tracks), two servos (to pan and tilt the camera), a Raspberry Pi to control everything and a LOT of batteries! The vehicle could be controlled from anywhere in the world through a web-based user interface to the controller continue...