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Portable Raspberry Pi projects

Reading Time: 3 minutes Raspberry Pi Zero AirPlay Music anywhere Need a portable speaker that anyone can control easily? This AirPlay speaker is simple and looks great. magpi.cc/airplay Becca Cam HQ Camera hack The recent HQ Camera is a powerful sensor with some great lenses. It’s not a full camera, though, so Becca put it inside an old SLR. magpi.cc/beccacam […]

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Raspberry Pi OS Tips

Reading Time: 3 minutes 1 Create a custom OS The Raspberry Pi Imager tool makes preparing your SD cards a breeze, and the latest version now features a new Advanced menu. It is accessed by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+X. This enables you to preset your wireless LAN network, host name, and many other options. Ideal for multiple setups, trying new operating systems, […]

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Modern Jukebox

Reading Time: 3 minutes So, Bob set about his task – a time-consuming build, as the printing of the casing and parts for the jukebox took over 75 hours to complete, not accounting for the failed prints. “My printer is a Prusa i3 MK3S, an excellent and reliable printer,” Bob tells us, “but it requires mechanics like the belts […]

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Raspberry Pi Refrigerator

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s a good idea, then, to create an alert system that will inform you if your fridge or freezer is suffering a drastic drop in temperature. One such solution has been created by Rick Kuhlman, who has sought to save the world’s frozen pies (and other foodstuffs, of course) from being destroyed by making good […]

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Terminator HQ Tank

Reading Time: 3 minutes Fortunately for humankind today, Michael Darby’s DIY robot version of the HK Tank is a lot less deadly, firing beams of light from RGB LEDs. “I have always been a huge fan of the Terminator films and I’ve always wanted to recreate the robots from them,” he tells us. “The tracked chassis [a DFRobot Black […]

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AI-suke the robot

Reading Time: 2 minutes “I named the robot AI-suke, which means ‘AI help’,” Rito tells us. “AI-suke has a built-in camera and speaker, and faces and voice messages are registered in advance. AI-suke can do face recognition to identify the person who visits the house, and play a voice message tailored to that person.” It will also send notifications […]

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A smart investment

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m here to tell you that now is the perfect time. As long as you have some time. When we’re out enjoying the parks and beaches and pub gardens, who will be left at home to feed the cat? Who will water your plants? Who will brew your artisanal latte? Certainly not the cat. So […]

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LCD Chalkboard

Reading Time: 3 minutes Making costumes for herself and others under the guise of the Maladjusted Milliner takes up much of her evenings and weekends, while Dede’s day job is as an intra-office administrator and logistics expert at Operation Restoration (or-nola.org), a non-profit organisation where “an awesome group of women provide assistance to women and girls affected by incarceration”. Food […]

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Commodore 64 Revamp

Reading Time: 3 minutes In this instance, Stephen Williams has brought a broken Commodore 64 (C64) computer back to life. He’s stripped out the original motherboard, replaced it with a Raspberry Pi computer, and used Lego bricks to build the internal housing. It reminds us of Christian Simpson’s fantastic Brixty Four project (magpi.cc/brixtyfour). But while that sought to create […]

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Pi Day donors

Reading Time: 4 minutes “When people think about Raspberry Pi, they usually think about the tiny, affordable, and powerful computers we all know and love,” says Anna Coe, Senior Development Manager at the Raspberry Pi Foundation North America. “What many don’t know is that the Raspberry Pi Foundation is a non-profit organisation with an educational mission. That mission is […]

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Review: Grove Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi Pico

Reading Time: 3 minutes At the heart of the Grove Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi Pico is a Grove Shield ($4). This board has ten different Grove Connectors: three analogue ports, two digital ports, three UART ports, and four I2C ports. It also has a 3 V/5 V power switch to adjust the voltage output, and a six-pin SPI interface. Raspberry […]

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Automatic Seedling Nurturer

Reading Time: 3 minutes “This specific robot allows Raspberry Pi to communicate with the VEX IQ system to create a plant watering and lighting system,” Chloe tells us. “I was trying to raise seedlings and found that sometimes I would forget to water the plants or turn on the grow light. I thought it would be useful to automate […]

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Discover 50 hacks & hints in The MagPi #105

Reading Time: 2 minutes 50 Hacks & Hints The whole team worked together on this one. We sat down and threw all our favourite secrets into the ring, and in doing so we all learned something new from each other. Result! Now it’s your turn to learn the hidden secrets that make using Raspberry Pi a joy. Build an […]

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