Humane mouse trap | The MagPi #108

Reading Time: 4 minutes Safely catching mice is a better way of fixing a problem, and using Raspberry Pi means it needs less supervision. In the new issue of The MagPi magazine, Rob Zwetsloot takes a look with the maker, Andrew Taylor. With some IoT projects, it’s the little things that help. For example, take Andrew Taylor, who did…… Continue reading Humane mouse trap | The MagPi #108

Get outside with these Raspberry Pi summer projects

Reading Time: 5 minutes Summer is fast approaching – and that’s the perfect excuse to get building. Whether you want to spy on your local wildlife, upgrade your vegetable patch, or feed your fish when you’re off on a weekend break, Raspberry Pi and a handful of add-ons make a great starting point. The latest issue of The MagPi…… Continue reading Get outside with these Raspberry Pi summer projects

Calculate pi with a Raspberry Pi Spigot | The MagPi #106

Reading Time: 4 minutes Here’s an ingenious way of using a Raspberry Pi to calculate pi – and why not? Nicola King runs the numbers in the latest issue of The MagPi magazine. Pi is an irrational number, which means it can’t be expressed as the ratio of two integers. Since it has an infinite number of decimal places, calculating…… Continue reading Calculate pi with a Raspberry Pi Spigot | The MagPi #106

Meet Ellora James

Reading Time: 4 minutes In the latest issue of The MagPi magazine, we meet the smart young computer scientist behind an exciting new YouTube channel. When did you have that ‘ah-hah’ moment with computing? Ellora James remembers when she had hers. “When I was about 14/15 years old, I was considering taking Computer Science at exam level, and so…… Continue reading Meet Ellora James

Star Wars Arcade Cabinet | The MagPi #105

Reading Time: 4 minutes Why pay over the odds when you can build an accurate replica, and have fun doing it? For the latest issue of The MagPi Magazine, Rob Zwetsloot switches off his targeting computer to have a look. Art had to be rescaled, but it’s been done faithfully Getting the arcade machine of your dreams gets a…… Continue reading Star Wars Arcade Cabinet | The MagPi #105

Kay-Berlin Food Computer | The MagPi #104

Reading Time: 4 minutes In the latest issue of The MagPi Magazine, out today, Rob Zwetsloot talks to teacher Chris Regini about the incredible project his students are working on. When we think of garden automation, we often think of basic measures like checking soil moisture and temperature. The Kay-Berlin Food Computer, named after student creators Noah Kay and…… Continue reading Kay-Berlin Food Computer | The MagPi #104

#MonthOfMaking is back in The MagPi 103!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hey folks, Rob from The MagPi here! I hope you’ve been doing well. Despite how it feels, a brand-new March is just around the corner. Here at The MagPi, we like to celebrate March with our annual #MonthOfMaking event, where we want to motivate you to get making. You could make tech you can wear…… Continue reading #MonthOfMaking is back in The MagPi 103!

17000ft | The MagPi 98

Reading Time: 5 minutes How do you get internet over three miles up the Himalayas? That’s what the 17000 ft Foundation and Sujata Sahu had to figure out. Rob Zwetsloot reports in the latest issue of the MagPi magazine, out now. Living in more urban areas of the UK, it can be easy to take for granted decent internet…… Continue reading 17000ft | The MagPi 98

Atomic TV | The MagPi 97

Reading Time: 4 minutes Nothing on television worth watching? Ryan Cochran’s TV set is just as visually arresting when it’s turned off, as David Crookes reports in the latest issue of the MagPi magazine, out now. Flat-screen televisions, with their increasingly thin bezels, are designed to put the picture front and centre. Go back a few decades, however, and…… Continue reading Atomic TV | The MagPi 97

International Space Station Tracker | The MagPi 96

Reading Time: 4 minutes Fancy tracking the ISS’s trajectory? All you need is a Raspberry Pi, an e-paper display, an enclosure, and a little Python code. Nicola King looks to the skies The e-paper display mid-refresh. It takes about three seconds to refresh, but it’s fast enough for this kind of project Standing on his balcony one sunny evening,…… Continue reading International Space Station Tracker | The MagPi 96

Raspberry Pi Press: what’s on our newsstand?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Raspberry Pi Press, the publishing branch of Raspberry Pi Trading, produces a great many magazines and books every month. And in keeping with our mission to make computing and digital making as accessible as possible to everyone across the globe, we make the vast majority of our publications available as free PDFs from the day…… Continue reading Raspberry Pi Press: what’s on our newsstand?

Make a retro console with RetroPie and a Raspberry Pi — part 2

Reading Time: 5 minutes Here’s part two of Lucy Hattersley’s wonderful retro games console tutorial. Part 1 of the tutorial lives here, for those of you who missed it. Choose the network locale RetroPie boots into EmulationStation, which is your starter interface. It’s currently displaying just the one option, RetroPie, which is used to set up the emulation options.…… Continue reading Make a retro console with RetroPie and a Raspberry Pi — part 2

Make a retro console with RetroPie and a Raspberry Pi — part 1

Reading Time: 5 minutes Discover classic gaming on the Raspberry Pi and play homebrew ROMs, with this two-part tutorial from The MagPi Editor Lucy Hattersley. Raspberry Pi retro games console Turning a Raspberry Pi device into a retro games console is a fun project, and it’s one of the first things many a new Pi owner turns their hand…… Continue reading Make a retro console with RetroPie and a Raspberry Pi — part 1

MagPi 79: get making in March with #MonthOfMaking

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hi folks! Rob from The MagPi here. This month in issue 79 of The MagPi, we’re doing something a little different: we invite all of you (yes, you!) to join us in the #MonthOfMaking. Learn more about the #MonthOfMaking inside issue 79! #MonthOfMaking What does this mean? Well, throughout March, we want you to post…… Continue reading MagPi 79: get making in March with #MonthOfMaking

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