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  • Introduction to Playful Technology

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    Playful technology doesn't necessarily make your life easier, or more productive. But it can create entertainment, fun, and delight. It can also make cups of tea. Mostly. Show less
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    • Realtime Monitoring of Arduino Inputs on a Webpage using Node RED - Duration: 19 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 484 views
      This video tutorial demonstrates how to use Node-RED to create a webpage which updates in realtime to show data sent from an Arduino over a USB serial cable. The data contains four values represent...
    • Using Arduino with Node-RED to create a Simple Web Dashboard - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 1,200 views
      This is an introductory video that attempts to demonstrate a very simple example of how to connect an Arduino UNO to Node-RED, using a serial connection via USB cable (i.e. exactly the same way you...
    • DMX Lighting Control with Arduino and Node-RED - Duration: 39 minutes.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 898 views
      Bored of simple LEDs and Neopixel strips in your Arduino projects? Want something a little bit more.... dramatic?
      In this video tutorial, I'll demonstrate how you can use an Arduino UNO to control ...
    • Create your own Escape Room control software using Node RED - Duration: 53 minutes.

      • 4 weeks ago
      • 1,353 views
      This is the first of a series of tutorial videos demonstrating how to use Node-RED (https://nodered.org/) to control devices in an escape room.
      Node RED is a general-purpose framework that can be u...
    • "Pimp My Padlock" - 3D Printed Themed Padlock Sheaths for Escape Room Games - Duration: 3 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 1,135 views
      Many Escape Rooms puzzles give you a numeric solution that is the code to open a combination padlock. But what's a modern 4-digit combo padlock doing in an Egyptian or Medieval -themed room?!

      In t...
    • Escape Room Keyswitch Puzzle Tutorial - Duration: 14 minutes.

      • 2 months ago
      • 1,099 views
      Here's a tutorial for an escape room puzzle that requires players to turn one or more keys in order to release a magnetic lock. Depending on the type of keyswitch used, you can configure the behavi...
    • Arduino GSM Shield Tutorial - Duration: 43 minutes.

      • 2 months ago
      • 1,145 views
      In this video, I'll show you how to use an Arduino GSM shield (around £10, from e.g. BangGood - https://bit.ly/31Qr9Ka) to send SMS text messages or make outbound calls from an Arduino UNO over the...
    • Escape Room Tech Prop Tutorial : Document Retrieval System - Duration: 33 minutes.

      • 3 months ago
      • 1,236 views
      In this video tutorial, I'll teach you how to use the Unity game engine to create a Escape Room tech prop that simulates a document retrieval system. Such a system could be applied in many escape r...
    • Colour-changing RGB Arcade Buttons - Duration: 7 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 1,033 views
      In this video, I'll demonstrate how you can use a PL9823 individually-addressable LED to create an illuminated arcade button that changes colour each time you press it.
      This gives you the capabilit...
    • Escape Room fun with Infrared and Arduino - Duration: 53 minutes.

      • 4 months ago
      • 2,176 views
      This tutorial explains how you can use infrared devices together with an Arduino to create cool escape room puzzles and effects.
      Infrared is a cheap, easy, and widespread technology - no doubt you ...
    • Radio Transmission Escape Room Puzzle Tutorial - Duration: 18 minutes.

      • 5 months ago
      • 1,212 views
      Here's an idea for an escape room tech puzzle that's very easy to implement - you simply need:
      - a working FM radio receiver
      - an audio source (MP3 player, phone, computer, or Arduino, for examp...
    • Plasma Balls + Arduino Escape Room Puzzle - Duration: 43 minutes.

      • 5 months ago
      • 5,246 views
      This video shows how an INA219 current sensor can be used together with an Arduino to detect whether a plasma ball is being touched or not and, as such, making it usable as an input device. To demo...
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