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The gPiO Box can be used at just about all stages of education. Use the tabs below to find further information on your area of interest. Each of the projects on this site has an associated image, these images include a number in the top right hand corner – the numbers show a suggested Key…

Traffic Lights

Welcome to the starter project for the gPiO box, as this is the first project we’ve included lots of detail. There are a number of expanding text boxes like the one below  providing you with additional information such as curriculum links, videos that take you through building the model step by step and code examples…

Lighthouse

Challenge To control an automatic lighthouse. For safety reasons every lighthouse has a signal that is distinctive and individual e.g. the lighthouse at Flamborough Head in Yorkshire flashes four times, waits 15 seconds and then flashes again. This signal is called the lighthouse character and you can see them all listed on the Trinity House…

Fairground Ride

Challenge To program an automated fairground ride. A popular DT (design technology) project in schools is for children to build a fairground ride that includes some electrical components such as lights, buzzers, and a motor (with a 200:1 gear box attached). For this task you are going to program a fairground roundabout to bring it…