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New book: Get Started with MicroPython on Raspberry Pi Pico

Reading Time: 3 minutes So, you’ve got a brand new Raspberry Pi Pico and want to know how to get started with this tiny but powerful microcontroller? We’ve got just the book for you. Beginner-friendly In Get Started with MicroPython on Raspberry Pi Pico, you’ll learn how to use the beginner-friendly language MicroPython to write programs and connect hardware […]

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New book: Help! My computer is broken

Reading Time: 3 minutes Surprise! We thought we’d squeeze in another shiny new thing for you before the year is out. And it’ll make a cracking Christmas present. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzpre3BVTVc?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] Who is it for? Our brand new book Help! My Computer is Broken (How do I fix it?) takes the most common computer problems and tells you how to […]

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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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New book: The Official Raspberry Pi Handbook 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hey everyone, come and see, come and see! Here’s a great new bookazine from the makers of the official Raspberry Pi magazine. We do love the folks at The MagPi. Clever, they are. If, like us, you’re over 2020 already, dive into the pages of The Official Raspberry Pi Handbook 2021, and pretend it never […]

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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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New book: Create Graphical User Interfaces with Python

Reading Time: 3 minutes Laura Sach and Martin O’Hanlon, who are both Learning Managers at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, have written a brand-new book to help you to get more out of your Python projects. In Create Graphical User Interfaces with Python, Laura and Martin show you how to add buttons, boxes, pictures, colours, and more to your Python […]

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Latest Raspberry Pi OS update – May 2020

Reading Time: 7 minutes Along with yesterday’s launch of the new 8GB Raspberry Pi 4, we launched a beta 64-bit ARM version of Debian with the Raspberry Pi Desktop, so you could use all those extra gigabytes. We also updated the 32-bit version of Raspberry Pi OS (the new name for Raspbian), so here’s a quick run-through of what […]

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The Raspberry Pi Press store is looking mighty fine

Reading Time: 3 minutes Eagle-eyed Raspberry Pi Press fans might have noticed some changes over the past few months to the look and feel of our website. Today we’re pleased to unveil a new look for the Raspberry Pi Press website and its online store. Did you know? Raspberry Pi Press is the publishing imprint of Raspberry Pi (Trading) […]

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New book: The Official Raspberry Pi Camera Guide

Reading Time: 3 minutes To coincide with yesterday’s launch of the Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera, Raspberry Pi Press has created a new Official Camera Guide to help you get started and inspire your future projects. The Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera Connecting a High Quality Camera turns your Raspberry Pi into a powerful digital camera. This 132-page book […]

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Build low-power, clock-controlled devices

Reading Time: 7 minutes Do you want to make a sensor with a battery life you can measure in days rather than hours? Even if it contains a (relatively!) power-hungry device like a Raspberry Pi? By cunning use of a real-time clock module, you can make something that wakes up, does its thing, and then goes back to sleep. […]

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Special offer for magazine readers

Reading Time: 2 minutes You don’t need me to tell you about the unprecedented situation that the world is facing at the moment. We’re all in the same boat, so I won’t say anything about it other than I hope you stay safe and take care of yourself and your loved ones. The other thing I will say is […]

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Build a physical game controller for Infinite Bunner

Reading Time: 5 minutes In HackSpace magazine issue 28 we had a look at how to create an ultrasonic controller for a version of Pong called Boing!. This month, we’re going to take a step further forward through video game history and look at the game Frogger. In this classic game, you control a frog as it makes its […]

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Wireframe’s deep(ish) dive into the glorious double jump

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yoshi aside, we can’t think of anyone who isn’t a fan of the double jump. In their latest video, the Wireframe magazine team take a deep(ish) dive into one of video gaming’s most iconic moves. What is the Double Jump | Wireframe Deep Dive The humble jump got a kick in 1984 with the introduction […]

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Create Boing!, our Python tribute to Pong

Reading Time: 7 minutes Following on from yesterday’s introduction to Pong, we’re sharing Boing!, the Python-based tribute to Pong created by Eben Upton exclusively for Code the Classics. Read on to get a detailed look at the code for Boing! You can find the download link for the Boing! code in the Code the Classics book, available now in […]