Browse my Articles
As a freelance journalist, I've written for a wide range of magazines, both consumer and B2B, on topics including science and technology, music, writing, and web design. This page gives you easy shortcuts to some of my favourite articles and blog posts.
Raspberry Pi and Microbit Tutorials
- Create a Raspberry Pi text scroller with the Unicorn HAT (PDF) | Get the code
- Learn to read music on the Raspberry Pi with Clef Hero for the Piano HAT (PDF) | Get the code
- Discover how Aphex Twin and Dave Griffiths are making synth sounds with the Raspberry Pi (PDF)
- See how the Raspberry Pi can be used to make interactive embroidery (PDF)
- Using the PiCube on Raspberry Pi
- Adding gesture control to the Raspberry Pi with Flick
- Assembling the Google AIY Kit for Raspberry Pi
- Coding with the BBC Microbit
- See also: Raspberry Pi For Dummies
- See how I made Shaun the Sheep Football in Scratch
- Create a multiple choice quiz (PDF) | Get the code
- What can you do in Scratch in just 10 blocks?
- Read my review of ScratchJr on the iPad
- Debugging the top 5 errors in Scratch programs
- Avoiding the race condition bug in Scratch
- See also: Scratch Programming in Easy Steps
Science and Technology Articles
- Do the eyes have it? Read my Google Glass review
- Discover how Stereograms work
- Secrets of the past: How Ironbridge was built
- Read my interview with the creator of seti@home
- A short history of the Internet: A timeline of key dates
- Biometrics: A helping hand for security?
- As you like it: Mass customisation
- In the best possible taste: Sending smells over the internet
- Menu page for science and technology articles...
Writing Tips and Tutorials
- Training journalists to work in hostile environments
- How to write a novel
- Top 7 Essential Tools for Writers
- Writing for the Web
- Writing a For Dummies Guide
- Writing for games
- How to write comedy for TV, radio or stage
- More articles about journalism and writing...
Music Journalism and Arts
- Take a trip through Mike Oldfield's Tubular World
- Go behind the scenes at the London 2012 Opening Ceremony
- Is there a future for the music industry?
- Read my review of Brian Eno's 77 million paintings
- They Might Be Giants tell me they're dead serious
- Colin Vearncombe (Black) reflects on Wonderful Life
- Tom and Martyn from Inspiral Carpets reveal all about their 2003 reunion
- Read how My Life Story recorded their stunning orchestral pop debut
- Erasure pioneers customised MP3s
- More music journalism...
Music Recording and Promotion Tutorials
- Discover how to start recording at home
- Review of the Novation Mininova synth
- Making music with the Korg Kaossilator and Mute Synth II
- Sell your music on iTunes and Amazon MP3
- Make music on the Raspberry Pi using Sonic Pi
- Directory of places to sell your music online
- More archive music promotion articles...
Web Design Tutorials
- Count on me: an introduction to web analytics
- Use CSS to make a 3D anaglyph effect
- 17 steps to a more accessible website
- Getting press coverage for your website
- Using Server Side Includes (SSI)
- Creating a custom 404 error page
- See also: Web Design in Easy Steps