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The Official Raspberry Pi Handbook 2022 is out now!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Pick up your copy of The Official Raspberry Pi Handbook The Official Raspberry Pi Handbook is available as a free digital download, or you can purchase a print edition from the Raspberry Pi Press store. Print copies can also be bought from The Raspberry Pi Store in the Grand Arcade, Shopping Centre, Cambridge; plus WH […]

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Synth6581

Reading Time: 3 minutes The C64 was limited to a single SID sound chip and Simon could only program in BASIC at the time, but he thought that one day it would be great to make a MIDI-controlled synthesizer out of it. “Delving deeper, I found that the designer of the SID chip, Bob Yannes, also had ideas of […]

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HIIT Workout Trainer

Reading Time: 3 minutes With that in mind, James married his regular HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workout with Raspberry Pi, and the HIIT Raspberry Pi web app was born. It’s a clever idea that uses machine learning on Raspberry Pi to keep tabs on your workout in real time and make sure you are getting optimum results. No pain, […]

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RACOON waste sorter

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the problems faced by individuals is uncertainty over what can and cannot be recycled. While recycling bins are commonplace in most countries, they can become contaminated with the wrong material and that’s why, in the UK alone, some 525,000 tonnes of household waste ends up being rejected at the point of sorting. This […]

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FINAL WORD: Making it together

Reading Time: 2 minutes I have always supported those magazines I love. I currently subscribe to Simon Brew’s excellent Film Stories magazine, BBC Good Food, National Geographic, and I get RSPB Nature’s Home and Tate Etc. delivered as a member of both fine organisations. I also have a Readly account for picking up digital magazines that I wouldn’t admit […]

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OPINION: Making it together

Reading Time: 2 minutes I have always supported those magazines I love. I currently subscribe to Simon Brew’s excellent Film Stories magazine, BBC Good Food, National Geographic, and I get RSPB Nature’s Home and Tate Etc. delivered as a member of both fine organisations. I also have a Readly account for picking up digital magazines that I wouldn’t admit […]

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Remote agricultural monitoring

Reading Time: 2 minutes The system was designed and programmed by Shinobu Sukenari, a MAFF senior inspector, using the following requirements: they should take a photo of the trap at least once a day and report them over the internet. Secondly, the systems should run for a month without external power. Finally, the system should be protected from the […]

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Raspberry Pi 4 refurbishment programme launched

Reading Time: 2 minutes  These pre-loved boards will be tested, reconditioned, and renewed. OKdo plans to put the restored boards back on sale at a lower price, and will donate to the Raspberry Pi Foundation for each board sold. OKdo’s SVP of Technology Richard Curtin comments: “With the global population predicted to approach nine billion people by 2030, we […]

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Pico Wireless Pack review

Reading Time: 2 minutes In addition, the board features a bright on-board RGB LED, tiny tactile switch, and a microSD slot for storing extra data, expanding greatly on Pico’s 2MB of flash storage. To connect your Pico, you’ll need to have male headers soldered on, then you can just plug it into the female headers of the Wireless Pack, […]

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RFID Floppy Disk Reader

Reading Time: 3 minutes “My project was taking an old 1988 word processor and repurposing it into a gaming emulator with a Raspberry Pi,” creator Dylan Blake tells us. “I wanted to utilise the floppy disk drive with RFID tags to initiate the software and have a working power button for added effect.” We’ve covered an RFID-based record player […]

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Now Available on Steam – Rec Room

Reading Time: < 1 minute Rec Room is Now Available on Steam! Rec Room is the best place to build and play games together. Chat, hang out, explore MILLIONS of rooms, or build something new to share with us all! Join the club! Website: LINK

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Pico-Controlled Automated Model Railroad

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Pico-Controlled Automated Model Railroad builds on his ‘sensored’ track concept that detects a train passing and instructs it to speed up, slow down, or come to a halt. “Electric motors are among my most favourite devices because they connect the fields of electronics and mechanics,” he reveals. “I try to add motors wherever possible.”  As […]

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HyperPixel 2.1 Round review

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Raspberry Pi Zero fits neatly onto the rear, although you’ll need to be careful when mounting it not to crack the screen – it’s best to put it face down on a soft surface. Short standoffs (not supplied) can be use to secure it. If using a full-size Raspberry Pi, you’ll need a GPIO […]

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The best Raspberry Pi Pico projects in The MagPi magazine issue 109

Reading Time: 2 minutes 20 Raspberry Pi Pico projects The community has taken Raspberry Pi Pico to its heart, and started building wonderful things with it. From video game controllers, to smart keyboards, animated signs, and even musical instruments.   Pico has been around for a few months now, and the community has managed to create some fantastic projects. Take […]