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Archimedes the AI robot | HackSpace #45

Reading Time: 2 minutes When we saw Alex Glow’s name in the latest issue of HackSpace magazine, we just had to share their project. HackSpace #45 celebrates the best Raspberry Pi builds of all time, and we remembered spotting Alex’s wearable robotic owl familiar back in the day. For those of you yet to have had the pleasure, meet […]

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Pico Pico Synth | HackSpace #44

Reading Time: 6 minutes In the latest issue of HackSpace magazine, Ben Everard shows us how to create a framework for building audio devices using Raspberry Pi Pico, called PicoPicoSynth. Raspberry Pi Pico combines processing power with the ability to shuffle data in and out quickly. This makes it a good fit for a lot of different things, but […]

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Make a Raspberry Pi Pico-based Midi Fighter | HackSpace 43

Reading Time: 4 minutes MIDI Fighter-style controllers (MIDI controllers with grids of arcade buttons) have been a staple of the DIY MIDI controller community for years. This project, featured in the latest issue of HackSpace magazine, continues that tradition with the Raspberry Pi Pico. A grid of 16 arcade buttons lets you play MIDI notes faster than you can […]

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Meet Estefannie Explains it All

Reading Time: 14 minutes Recently listed as one of Instagram’s Top 7 Women in STEM, software engineer and content creator Estefannie talks to Alex Bate about electronics, her online community, and why she can’t stop giving away free tech in her Instagram Live streams. Coming from a software background, Estefannie had to learn electronics Based in Texas, Mexican-born Estefannie […]

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Custom USB games controllers with Raspberry Pi Pico | HackSpace 42

Reading Time: 9 minutes Games controllers – like keyboards – are very personal things. What works for one person may not work for another. Why, then, should we all use almost identical off-the-shelf controllers? In the latest issue of HackSpace magazine, we take a look at how to use Raspberry Pi Pico to create a controller that’s just right […]

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Graphic routines for Raspberry Pi Pico screens

Reading Time: 7 minutes Pimoroni has brought out two add‑ons with screens: Pico Display and Pico Explorer. A very basic set of methods is provided in the Pimoroni UF2 file. In this article, we aim to explain how the screens are controlled with these low-level instructions, and provide a library of extra routines and example code to help you produce stunning […]

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Supercomputing with Raspberry Pi | HackSpace 41

Reading Time: 4 minutes Although it’s a very flexible term, supercomputing generally refers to the idea of running multiple computers as one, dividing up the work between them so that they process in parallel. In theory, every time you double the amount of processing power available, you half the time needed to complete your task. This concept of ‘clusters’ […]

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Make an animated sign with Raspberry Pi Pico

Reading Time: 4 minutes Light up your living room like Piccadilly Circus with this Raspberry Pi Pico project from the latest issue of HackSpace magazine. Don’t forget, it’s not too late to get your hands on our new microcontroller for FREE if you subscribe to HackSpace magazine. HUB75 LED panels provide an affordable way to add graphical output to […]

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NeoPixel dithering with Pico

Reading Time: 10 minutes In the extra special Raspberry Pi Pico launch issue of HackSpace magazine, editor Ben Everard shows you how to get extra levels of brightness out of your LEDs with our new board. WS2812B LEDs, commonly known as NeoPixels, are cheap and widely available LEDs. They have red, green, and blue LEDs in a single package […]

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Gifts that last all year round

Reading Time: 3 minutes What if you could give the joy of opening a Raspberry Pi–themed gift every single month for a whole year? But what if the thought of wrapping 12 individual things fills you with Scrooge-level dread? Snap up a magazine subscription for one of your nearest and/or dearest and we’ll take care of the packaging and […]

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Read RFID and NFC tokens with Raspberry Pi | HackSpace 37

Reading Time: 4 minutes Add a bit of security to your project or make things selectableby using different cards. In the latest issue of HackSpace magazine, PJ Evans goes contactless. The HAT is not hard on resources, so you can use many variants of Raspberry Pi NFC (near-field communication) is based on the RFID (radio-frequency identification) standard. Both allow […]

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Build an arcade cabinet | Hackspace 35

Reading Time: 5 minutes Games consoles might be fast and have great graphics, but they’re no match for the entertainment value of a proper arcade machine. In this month’s issue of Hackspace magazine, you’re invited to relive your misspent youth with this huge build project. There’s something special about the comforting solidity of a coin-eating video game monolith, and […]

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Rotary encoders: Raise a Glitch Storm | Hackspace 34

Reading Time: 7 minutes A Glitch Storm is an explosive torrent of musical rhythms and sound, all generated from a single line of code. In theory, you can’t do this with a Raspberry Pi running Python – in this month’s new issue, out now, the HackSpace magazine team lovingly acquired a tutorial from The Mag Pi team to throw […]

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Watch wildlife with a Raspberry Pi nature camera| Hackspace 33

Reading Time: 6 minutes The past few months have given us ample opportunity to stare at the creatures that reside outside. In issue 33 of Hackspace Magazine, out today, Rosie Hattersley looks at ways to track them. It’s been a remarkable spring and early summer, and not just because many of us have had more time than usual to […]