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Raspberry Pi Christmas Shopping Guide 2020

Reading Time: 7 minutes The most wonderful time of the year is approaching! “Most wonderful” meaning the time when you have to figure out what gift best expresses your level of affection for various individuals in your life. We’re here to take away some of that stress for you — provided your favourite individuals like Raspberry Pi, of course. […]

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How to set up and use your brand-new Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 5 minutes If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you bagged yourself a brand-new Raspberry Pi for Christmas, and you’re wondering what you should do next. Well, look no further, for we’re here to show you the ropes. So, sit back, pull on a pair of those nice, warm socks that you found in your stocking, top […]

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How to set up and use your brand-new Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 5 minutes If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you bagged yourself a brand-new Raspberry Pi for Christmas, and you’re wondering what you should do next. Well, look no further, for we’re here to show you the ropes. So, sit back, pull on a pair of those nice, warm socks that you found in your stocking, top […]

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Raspberry Pi capacitive-touch musical Christmas tree

Reading Time: 2 minutes What, your Christmas tree ISN’T touch-enabled? Capacitive Touch Christmas Tree How To | Raspberry Pi | Bare Conductive Pi Cap Turn your Christmas tree into a capacitive touch-interactive musical instrument using a Raspberry Pi and a Bare Conductive Pi Cap. You’ll be rocking around the Christmas tree in no time! /* Bare Conductive */ Pi […]

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IoT ugly Christmas sweaters

Reading Time: < 1 minute If there’s one thing we Brits love, it’s an ugly Christmas sweater. Jim Bennett, a Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft, has taken his ugly sweater game to the next level by adding IoT-controlled, Twitter-connected LEDs thanks to a Raspberry Pi Zero. IoT is Fun for Everyone! (Ugly Sweater Edition) An Ugly Sweater is great-but what’s […]

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Raspberry Pi Christmas Shopping Guide 2019

Reading Time: 7 minutes Stuck for what to buy your friends and family this Christmas? Whether you’re looking to introduce someone to Raspberry Pi and coding, or trying to find the perfect gift for the tech-mad hobbyist in your life, our Christmas Shopping Guide 2019 will help you complete your shopping list. So, let’s get started… The good ol’ […]

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Secret Santa ideas for the Raspberry Pi fan in your office

Reading Time: 5 minutes Today’s blog post started as a deflated “What do I buy my Secret Santa person?” appeal from a friend last night. My answer is this, a nice and early Secret Santa idea guide for anyone stuck with someone for whom they have no idea what to buy. All the gifts listed below cost £10 or […]

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Mince Pi – what’s under your tree?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Merry Christmas everybody! We’re taking a little time off to spend with our families; we’ll be back in 2019. This post is for those of you who have found a piece of Pi under the tree or nestling uncomfortably in the toe of a stocking, and who are wondering what to do with it. Raise […]

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Christmas lights 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s the most wonderful time of the year! There’s much mistletoeing, and hearts will be glowing – as will thousands of Raspberry Pi-enabled Christmas light displays around the world. This morning I have mostly been spending my virtual time by a roadside in snowy Poland, inflicting carols on passers-by. (It turns out that the Polish […]

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Minecraft-controlled real world Christmas tree

Reading Time: 2 minutes Interact with the real world via the block world, with the Minecraft-controlled Christmas tree from the team at BroCraft Gaming. Illuminating David Stevens of BroCraft Gaming reached out to us last month to let us know about the real-life Christmas tree he and his team were planning to hack using Minecraft. Intriguing? Obviously. And after […]

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The Raspberry Pi Christmas shopping list 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutes Looking for this year’s perfect something to put under the tree ‘from Santa’? Well, look no further than right here — it’s time for our traditional Christmas shopping list! Woohoo! Which Raspberry Pi? As you are no doubt aware, the Raspberry Pi comes in more than one variety. And if you’re planning to give a […]

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MagPi 76: our updated Raspberry Pi Superguide!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hi folks, Rob from The MagPi here! The holiday season will soon be upon us, and that means a lot of Raspberry Pis will be given as gifts. For all these new Pi users, we thought it was time to update our beginners’ guide for 2019 in issue 76 of The MagPi, out now! And […]

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Brand-new books from The MagPi and HackSpace magazine

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hey folks, Rob from The MagPi here! Halloween is over and November has just begun, which means CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE! It’s never too early to think about Christmas — I start in September, the moment mince pies hit shelves. What most people seem to dread about Christmas is finding the right gifts, so I’m […]

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Pope Francis Receives 3D Printed Nano-Nativity Scene for Christmas

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lithuanian researchers from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University have 3D printed the world’s smallest nativity scene. The nanoscale-sized gift was given to Pope Francis for Christmas. Last week, Pope Francis paid a highly anticipated visit to Lithuania, and his presence was commemorated with an unprecedentedly tiny gift. During his travels, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė presented the leader […]