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New Raspberry Pi OS release — December 2020

Reading Time: 10 minutes Well, in a year as disrupted and strange as 2020, it’s nice to know that there are some things you can rely on, for example the traditional end-of-year new release of Raspberry Pi OS, which we launch today. Here’s a run-through of the main new features that you’ll find in it. Chromium We’ve updated the […]

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Remote humidity detector

Reading Time: 3 minutes We know crawl spaces are creepy, sweaty, and confining but, hear us out… You need to keep an eye on the humidity level in your crawl space, as it can seriously affect the whole house’s overall health. It’s ideal to be able to do this remotely (given the creepy, sweaty atmosphere of the space), and […]

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Raspberry Pi-powered wedding memories record player

Reading Time: 3 minutes We’re a sentimental bunch and were bowled over by this intricate, musical wedding gift. It’s powered by a Raspberry Pi and has various other bits of geeky goodness under the hood. Honestly, the extra features just keep coming — you’ll see. This beautifully crafted ‘record player’ plays one pair of newlyweds’ Spotify accounts, and there’s […]

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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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Introducing Raspberry Pi Imager, our new imaging utility

Reading Time: 3 minutes We’ve made a simpler way to image your microSD card with Raspbian, the official Raspberry Pi operating system, and other operating systems. Introducing our new imaging utility, Raspberry Pi Imager. Simplifying the Raspberry Pi experience For me, one of the most important aspects of the Raspberry Pi experience is trying to make it as easy […]

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SD Card Speed Test

Reading Time: 6 minutes Since we first launched Raspberry Pi, an SD card (or microSD card) has always been a vital component. Without an SD card to store the operating system, Raspberry Pi is pretty useless*! Over the ensuing eight years, SD cards have become the default removable storage technology, used in cameras, smartphones, games consoles and all sorts […]

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A new Raspbian update

Reading Time: 7 minutes The last major release of Raspbian was the Buster version we launched alongside Raspberry Pi 4 last year. There was a minor release a couple of months later, which was mostly just bug-fixes for the first release (hence no blog post), but today’s release has a few changes that we thought it was worth bringing […]

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Scratch 3 Desktop for Raspbian on Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 4 minutes You can now install and use Scratch 3 Desktop for Raspbian on your Raspberry Pi! Scratch 3 Scratch 3 was released in January this year, and since then we and the Scratch team have put lots of work into creating an offline version for Raspberry Pi. The new version of Scratch has a significantly improved […]

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Buster – the new version of Raspbian

Reading Time: 7 minutes Amid all the furore about the release of a certain new piece of hardware, some people may have missed that we have also released a new version of Raspbian. While this is required for Raspberry Pi 4, we’ve always tried to maintain software backwards-compatibility with older hardware, and so the standard Raspbian image for all […]

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GPIO Zero v1.5 is here!

Reading Time: 6 minutes GPIO Zero is a zero-boilerplate Python library that makes physical computing with Python more accessible and helps people progress from zero to hero. Today, I’m pleased to announce the release of GPIO Zero v1.5.0. It’s packed full of updates, including new features, bug fixes, and lots of improvements to the documentation. Guido, the creator of […]

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A new Raspbian update: multimedia, Python and more

Reading Time: 7 minutes Today we’re releasing a new update for Raspbian, including a multimedia player, updated Thonny, and more. Here’s Simon with everything you need to know. Updating Raspbian on your Raspberry Pi || Raspberry Pi Foundation How to update to the latest version of Raspbian on your Raspberry Pi. VLC Media Player When I first joined Raspberry […]

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The last 10%: revamping the Raspberry Pi desktop

Reading Time: 4 minutes Simon Long is a Senior Principal Software Engineer here at Raspberry Pi. He’s responsible for the Raspberry Pi Desktop on both Raspbian and Debian, and his article from The MagPi issue 73 explores the experience of revamping our desktop. Get your copy of The MagPi in stores now, or download it as a free PDF here. It […]

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Debian turns 25

Reading Time: 2 minutes Want to feel old? Debian, the popular free Unix-like operating system based on the Linux kernel and GNU userland, is turning 25. Composed entirely of free software, Debian is maintained and packaged entirely by volunteers. Announced to the world by Ian Murdock 25 years ago this week, the first internal release, Debian 0.01, took place in […]

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Mu, a new Python IDE for beginners

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mu is a very simple-to-use Python editor and IDE (integrated development environment) and this week, version 1.0 was released! New Mu Mu is designed to be as user-friendly and as helpful as possible for new Python programmers, presenting just the tools that are useful, such as: Syntax highlighting Automatic indentation In-built help Code checking Debugging Great […]