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Fun with SMARS

Kevin McAleer | December 2020

Adding an 8 by 8 LED Matrix to SMARS is loads of fun! You can bring your SMARS to life with emotion, and its really easy to do to!

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Can you help me?

Kevin McAleer | December 2020

I get asked for help A LOT, this is my best answer to help you

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New Robot lab & live stream studio build

Kevin McAleer | October 2020

Progress on the new Robot Lab / live stream studio build

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Livestreams

Kevin McAleer | July 2020

Watch the brand new Livestream series on YouTube

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NodeMcu & MicroPython

Kevin McAleer | January 2020

I've been exploring MicroPython on NodeMCU for use with SMARS and OttoDIY, fused with Blockly.

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New Shop

Kevin McAleer | January 2020

SMARSFan has a new online shop where you can buy essential supplies.

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Ender 3 Pro

Kevin McAleer | October 2019

I've recently upgraded from an acrylic framed Anet A8 to a Creality Ender 3 Pro.

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Build Instructions

Kevin McAleer | September 2019

For the last couple of weekends I've been making tweaks and changes to the SMARSFan website.

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Bluetooth Teething Troubles

Kevin McAleer | September 2019

I've been recently trying to get bluetooth to work on my SMARS using Python and Arduino code, and its not been going well until now.

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Jekyll - site update

Kevin McAleer | July 2019

This website was originally created using Dreamweaver, creating new content and blog posts was therefore a more complicated process then it could be.

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SMARSFan Updates

Kevin McAleer | March 2019

I've been working on the SMARS Python Library to fix a couple of bugs and make it more robust, and also to add a couple of extra features.

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The Shape of things to come

Kevin McAleer | November 2018

I've heard two exciting new developments this week on the SMARS front...

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A Busy Week

Kevin McAleer | October 2018

I'm currently printing a standard, caterpillar tracked SMARS, I started with the walking Quad SMARS and I'm happy with how this turned out.