Lego Bugatti Chiron

So in follow up to my previous post about the Lego Porsche 911 GT3 RS I have been fortunate enough to receive the gift of a Lego Bugatti Chiron thanks to the ever patient Octavia.

Again a massive box of Lego, and what looks to be amazing building experience, over the next few days I’m going to listen to the podcasts that accompany the build and hopefully at the weekend at least open the first bag of bits to get cracking on the build….

….not a fan of Lego, probably best to come back in a few weeks time when I might have posted about something else (maybe)

So here’s a tease….

So the fitness thing…

…once again failed this year.

Started well with a few months of marathon training and getting to my longest run ever (25km) but then as ever injury and lethargy “prevented” me doing much more.

Clearly I need a target to motivate me to do something and “fitness” isn’t enough.

Anyway the stats from 2017:

Cycling : 263Km (all commuting to and from the station)
Running : 440Km (mostly in the first 3 months of 2017)
Swimming: 12Km

Lots of changes happening in 2018, but alongside the changes and unknowns I’d really like to find a way to consistently exercise.

Getting your (Pi) dev on

Update and install some things, this is of course biased to how I like things to be setup ;-)

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
$ sudo apt-get install -y vim-nox git zsh python3-pip python3-smbus i2c-tools python3-envirophat python3-blinkt python3-inkyphat
$ sh -c "$(curl -fsSL"
$ mkdir -p ~/.vim/pack/<github_username>/start && $_
$ git clone
$ cd python-mode
$ git submodule update --init --recursive

note: just using my github_username above as a handy folder name, probably good if you’re using the dotfiles pattern as well.

And then this guide to configure I2C helped with get the EnviroPhat working