Raspberry Pi Buyers Guide 2023
Treat yourself this holiday season with our guide to sourcing the latest Raspberry Pi hardware, official accessories and third-party kits and projects. We’ve got gifts for every budget, so whether you’re just looking to get started or dreaming of a big build for the new year; we’ve got you covered.
Creating a maker room
Turn a spare room in your home into a personal maker space. A personal den of making can be a wonderful place to bring your creations into existence. Discover a wealth of information about electronic tools, workstations, 3D printers, and essential accessories.
Hack a retro CRT + VCR Triniton with Raspberry Pi
We love a classic hack in The MagPi and this CRT + VCR ticks all our nostalgic boxes. It takes a classic television and video combo box and uses Raspberry Pi to give it super smarts. Now it’s capable of playing classic TV shows, old movies and retro games.
The Lost Sounds Project
Identifying creatures on their appearance is hard enough, but this project takes things one step further and identifies critters based on their sounds. Based in Morcombe Bay this project helps school children explore their local environment by recording and playing back bird songs.
Build an Iron Man Arc Reactor
Iron Man’s beating electromagnetic heart makes a great build project. Fans of Iron Man [aren’t we all – Ed] will love this prop from the movies, made by Raspberry Pi’s in-house maker, Toby Roberts. It is built using Raspberry Pi Pico, LED lights and mirrors to produce an infinity effect.
Raspberry Pi handheld projects are mainly retro gaming-inspired, or clamshell-style laptops. That’s why we love this HandPi handheld desktop computer with a touchscreen display and tiny keyboard. It’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand but powerful enough to be used in hacking and coding projects.
10 Amazing holiday projects
The festive and holiday season is just around the corner now, and what way to better celebrate than with an electronic project! From Santa detectors to a virtual fireplace, there’s something seasonal for everybody.