Behind CodeBug

A trio of engineers and makers with a passion for code

Meet the team who brought you CodeBug and the story behind its success!

The CodeBug Team

The CodeBug team are makers and inventors that are passionate about technology, science and education. The team have a rich history of building gadgets and gizmos that inspire young people; their bullet-time camera rig has featured in The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures and Blue Peter! The team are also responsible for developing the best selling Raspberry Pi add-ons, the PiFace range, and associated educational resources.

Dr. Andrew Robinson

Andrew is the project leader for CodeBug and Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Manchester, where previously he completed his PhD in low power embedded processors. Andrew can trace his enthusiasm for electronics and computers back to building a working model lighthouse aged 5.

Thomas Macpherson-Pope

Thomas, the CodeBug board engineer, is always tinkering with design. After gaining experience with PCB design in helping to create PiFace and Microstack product ranges, designing the board for CodeBug proved a far more involved challenge. After many iterations, CodeBug’s cute iconic form was born, and it’s huge array of features were squeezed onto the pocketable board.

Thomas Preston

Thomas writes the software which makes the board tick! As an open source enthusiast he has years of experience writing code on a range of projects but this has been his biggest challenge yet. From CodeBug’s drag and drop blocks to making the LEDs shine, his work is at every stage of CodeBug’s software stack.

Thanks for all your help

CodeBug wouldn’t be a success without help from the following people:

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Dr. Andrew Robinson
CEO

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Thomas Macpherson-Pope
Embedded Engineer

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Thomas Preston
Embedded Engineer

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