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Aston Martin DB5 Junior

Reading Time: 3 minutes A real Aston Martin DB5 will set you back an unimaginable amount of money, and won’t even have changing number-plates as standard. If you’re happy with something a little smaller, cheaper, and a bit more eco-friendly, The Little Car Company has a solution for you: the Aston Martin DB5 Junior No Time To Die Edition […]

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Incredible Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W projects in The MagPi 112

Reading Time: 3 minutes Discover 40 incredible projects that make the most out of Zero 2 W’s faster 1GHz quad-core processor. Build radio sets, robots, retro games consoles and more. Solder pins to your Zero 2 and get started with electronics. All in this month’s edition of The MagPi. Make your own Raspberry Pi gifts One of our goals […]

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Win one of ten Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W and FLIRC Raspberry Pi Zero Case Bundles

Reading Time: < 1 minute Save 37% off the cover price with a subscription to The MagPi magazine. Try three issues for just £5, then pay £25 every six issues. You’ll save money and get a regular supply of in-depth reviews, features, guides and other PC enthusiast goodness delivered directly to your door every month. Subscribe

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Interview: Akkie

Reading Time: 3 minutes  “Although the term ‘IoT’ was not common in 2009, I combined the optical drive, cardboard, and springs to create a thing that could feed the hamster or control the power switch of the air conditioner by [moving] the tray of the optical drive,” Akkie tells us. “It is quieter, easier, and smarter to implement similar […]

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Oasis-grow

Reading Time: 3 minutes Such nonconformity “is a mindset that many programmers and engineers find difficult to accept,” says Mike, explaining why he and his PhD student co-founder Aviel Stein set about improving the odds of a successful harvest. Their response, Oasis-grow, is a ‘smart agriculture engine’ that runs on Raspberry Pi and collects detailed information about whatever the […]

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Community Jams

Reading Time: 3 minutes Over the course of last year, the way they play together had to change. Mainly, they had to move outside and that caused some problems. “Community Jams couldn’t play music indoors using our web‑based chords and lyrics application,” says Bob Steele, a retired programmer and current Community Jams member. “Outdoors, I put the app on a […]

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Pico Light Arcade

Reading Time: 3 minutes “It was a small arcade and my friend and I had so much fun with a game like this, I just knew I wanted to have one for our parties,” he says. In his case, the ‘moles’ he was bashing were a set of LED lights and Thomas reckoned it would be relatively easy to […]

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Opinion: Tapping into tech

Reading Time: 2 minutes School meant Casio watches and LED displays; sometimes built into pleasingly flexible, twangable rulers; sometimes embedded into the shaft of a pen. Resetting the time and date was the ideal excuse to linger in a classroom while chatting to (aka flirting with) nerdy, but nice, schoolmates. Almost without fail, an overlooked friend would interject with […]

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Electronic nose

Reading Time: 2 minutes After learning about the different and weird things dogs have been trained to identify by smell at the airport, Luis asked the question of whether he could do something similar with low-cost gas sensors. “The purpose of the project is to show that low-cost sensors can be reliable in detecting odours and that they can […]

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Automatic Guitar Tuner

Reading Time: 3 minutes Guyrandy Jean-Gilles is a musical maker who took Raspberry Pi Pico and created something rather special. “The goal of the project was to make a low-cost, automatic guitar tuner,” he tells us. “I’d been meaning to do a project with Pico and there are few development boards as cheap and well-documented.” Pico power Guyrandy developed […]

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Review: TonyPi

Reading Time: 3 minutes Containing a Raspberry Pi 4, TonyPi (£380 / $519) comes preassembled (aside from the connectable head), so the fun here is all about controlling him. He’s a solidly built fella, with angular joints and broad lower arms and hands primed for scooping up coloured balls on command. We rather liked his all-white finish, which contrasts […]

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SPY-DER Robot

Reading Time: 3 minutes Team leader Arijit Das explains that SPY-DER is so-named because of its ability to walk like an arachnopod – much to the consternation of some observers. The robot’s main purpose is for live video surveillance, streaming footage that can be viewed remotely via a dedicated web browser. SPY-DER can be controlled in two ways, either […]

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Introducing Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W in The MagPi 111

Reading Time: 3 minutes Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W packs far more power into the same space. The new quad-core 1GHz CPU is up to five times as fast as the original Zero and Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is compatible with all current Zero projects and kits. In this month’s edition of The MagPi: Complete specifications and hardware […]

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Win one of five Waveshare E-ink Display PHATs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Save 37% off the cover price with a subscription to The MagPi magazine. Try three issues for just £5, then pay £25 every six issues. You’ll save money and get a regular supply of in-depth reviews, features, guides and other PC enthusiast goodness delivered directly to your door every month. Subscribe