Here are just a few examples of the final projects presented by Console.Code participants.
Spy bot - Thandaza D
"I built the spy bot to work like the mars rover so i can see places I want to visit even before I go."
Thandaza's spy bot is a fantastic motorised vehicle with an HD camera mounted on for exploring. Inspired by both the mars rover and Alex Pruitt from Home Alone, he put together spy bot using python, a Raspberry pi, a camera and some wheels!
Robo:sitter - Reema H
"A robot pet-sitter to monitor and feed your precious pets when you have to be away."
This robot is fitted with an HD camera which has been configured to stream a live feed of the robot's view. This feature is used to monitor pets and ensuring they are safe.
The robot has an integrated line sensor to act as an obstacle avoidance sensor while in autonomy mode.
Night light - Gloria D + Joyce D
"Brighten up your home with a multi-coloured light ball"
The sisters Gloria & Joyce spent their time at Console.Code working on their very own remote controlled multi-coloured light system. Using newly learnt python skills and some basic electronics, they were able to create a beautiful room lighting system that was also highly functional!
The casing is a reposed fish bowl decorated to add to the aesthetics of the entire product.
Sonic pong - Dayo A + Victor A
"So, imagine pong on your computer but you can control the paddles with your hands."
Victor and Dayo love ping pong but don't have a full size table. The digital version; pong on their computers was not enough. They needed it to be physical. So we have: Sonic pong! Same rules as pong but your hands are the controllers for the paddles. They built the board with a pair of ultrasonic distance sensors connected to a Raspberry pi that controls their self built version of pong in python.
Tales for gaming - Charlie H
"A website to get daily tasks and side-stories to complete in already available games."
Charlie's website is an original idea to create a space for any gamer like himself to visit in other to learn about hidden gems or secret stories that can be completed in favourite games.
Step counter - Vanessa O
"DiY functional step counter to keep you fit & healthy"
Vanessa crafted her very own step counter following the instructions on the BBC MicroBit Page. She had no previous experience with coding and using a MicroBit before Console.Code!
The step counter works by sensing vibrations on the wearers foot. It then registers these vibrations as steps and keeps count of them. Vanessa also added functions like a reset button to make it even more functional and amazing.
Hex station - Henry O
"The place for all classic console emulators"
This is a fully featured arcade-style emulator host. With over 10 emulators, you can play all your favourite classic Nintendo, Playstation, Sega e.t.c games all in one nicely designed custom-cased console.
The Hex Station was built with a raspberry pi and encased in a custom laser-cut acrylic case.
Battle bots - Jack H + Byran S
"Battle of the remote controlled raspberry pi robots"
Byran and Jack have worked together to build a pair of remote controlled raspberry pi robots. The finished product is a pair of fully functioning robots to race against each other or battle in a small arena.
Having had little to no experience with coding before, the pair have pulled together to learn the basics of python, enough to make their vision of battling robots a reality.