Running Python as a Linux Service

April 28, 2017

This is a rather long post going into the detail of making a Linux service with Python. It’s long, but hopefully because it contains enough detail to be helpful! Let me know on Twitter in the usual place if it’s helped… Aims This post is going to cover how to get a Linux computer to […]

Isolating your Python with VirtualEnv

April 16, 2017

You may have seen references to ‘virtualenv’ in documentation, in fact, I refer to it frequently in the docs for my input library. A few people have asked me what it is and why they should use it. The simple explanation is that a virtual environment is a complete Python installation (interpreter, libraries, tools) which […]

Hello Blog!

April 13, 2017

So, after people prodded me at PiWars and on Twitter to actually talk a bit about various things I do I’ve finally got around to setting up a blog, courtesy of the lovely people at Mythic Beasts. I’m planning to cover a few things in the near future, so check back here or follow me […]

PiWars 2017

April 13, 2017

PiWars2017 was a blast, although my entry this year, Viridia, was plagued with electrical issues she still won the award for technical merit, and the camera based line following actually worked. I also got to help out with the fantastic school teams on the Saturday and meet up with everyone I’ve known from previous events. […]