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Win! One of five PicoSystem consoles

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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Make an intruder alarm with Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 6 minutes Intruder Alarm: You will need Connect the laser sensor Think of all those movies where a secret agent or thief has to get past some lasers guarding an object: break the beam and the alarm will go off. That’s what we’ll be doing here. For this tutorial, we’re using the laser sensor from the [Waveshare […]

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Review: 3.7″ e-Paper e-Ink Display for Raspberry Pi Pico

Reading Time: 2 minutes This 3.7-inch Waveshare e-ink display (from £24) features two female headers on the rear so that you can simply plug in a Pico (equipped with soldered male headers). The graphic on the board makes it clear which way round to orientate Pico to avoid getting the wrong connections. The board also features an eight-pin SPI […]

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OPINION: Bringing it together

Reading Time: 2 minutes LEGO hadn’t quite become the modern iteration: with its movie tie-ins and themed sets. And it’s been interesting to pick up LEGO again at a later age, and discover just how much of it has changed. Mostly for the better. One thing I love about Build HAT is that it bridges the gap between Raspberry […]

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OPINION: Bringing it together

Reading Time: 2 minutes LEGO hadn’t quite become the modern iteration: with its movie tie-ins and themed sets. And it’s been interesting to pick up LEGO again at a later age, and discover just how much of it has changed. Mostly for the better. One thing I love about Build HAT is that it bridges the gap between Raspberry […]

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Retro Gaming with Raspberry Pi 2nd Edition

Reading Time: 2 minutes We’ll show you how to download retro games and emulate them with Raspberry Pi computers. You’ll discover how to build your own consoles, both handheld and television-based. The arcade cabinet was a defining feature of 1980s and 1990s culture, and you can build your own from kit form. Our huge step-by-step guide makes it easy […]

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Droiid – A Package Delivery Robot

Reading Time: 3 minutes Direct Droiid “Droiid came through the inspiration of recent innovations going on within the delivery market,” Eben tells us. “As online consumer demand increases, to keep up with growing demand, the idea of autonomous drones delivering small packages to your doorstep isn’t too far off reality.” Furthermore, a Raspberry Pi 4 is central to how […]

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Review: UPS HAT For Raspberry Pi Zero WH

Reading Time: 2 minutes This Waveshare UPS HAT is an interesting option, supplied with a 3.7 V 1000 mAh LiPo battery. Fitting onto a sticky strip on the board, the battery has a short cable that plugs into the board’s mini JST socket. With the battery installed, the board connects to a Raspberry Pi WH in a novel way: six springy […]

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Interview: Dr Footleg

Reading Time: 2 minutes “I studied science academically, but computers were a hobby right back to my early teens when we got a C64,” Footleg tells us. “When I graduated, I thought working on computers would be something I would enjoy, so I bought a ‘teach yourself to program in 21 days’ book and started applying for jobs 21 […]

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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

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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 […]