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Raspbian update: first-boot setup wizard and more

Reading Time: 5 minutes After a few months of hiding in a dark corner of the office muttering to myself (just ask anyone who sits near me how much of that I do…), it’s time to release another update to the Raspberry Pi desktop with a few new bits and a bunch of bug fixes (hopefully more fixes than […]

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Build a house in Minecraft using Python

Reading Time: 9 minutes In this tutorial from The MagPi issue 68, Steve Martin takes us through the process of house-building in Minecraft Pi. Get your copy of The MagPi in stores now, or download it as a free PDF here. Minecraft Pi is provided for free as part of the Raspbian operating system. To start your Minecraft: Pi […]

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Raspbian update: supporting different screen sizes

Reading Time: 5 minutes You may have noticed that we released a updated Raspbian software image yesterday. While the main reason for the new image was to provide support for the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, the image also includes, alongside the usual set of bug fixes and minor tweaks, one significant chunk of new functionality that is […]

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MagPi 67: back to the future with retro computing on your Pi

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hey folks, Rob from The MagPi here! While we do love modern computers here at The MagPi, we also have a soft spot for the classic machines of yesteryear, which is why we have a huge feature on emulating and upcycling retro computers in The MagPi issue 67, out right now. Retro computing and security […]

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The Raspberry Pi PiServer tool

Reading Time: 7 minutes As Simon mentioned in his recent blog post about Raspbian Stretch, we have developed a new piece of software called PiServer. Use this tool to easily set up a network of client Raspberry Pis connected to a single x86-based server via Ethernet. With PiServer, you don’t need SD cards, you can control all clients via […]

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GPIO expander: access a Pi’s GPIO pins on your PC/Mac

Reading Time: 4 minutes Use the GPIO pins of a Raspberry Pi Zero while running Debian Stretch on a PC or Mac with our new GPIO expander software! With this tool, you can easily access a Pi Zero’s GPIO pins from your x86 laptop without using SSH, and you can also take advantage of your x86 computer’s processing power […]

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Stretch for PCs and Macs, and a Raspbian update

Reading Time: 6 minutes Today, we are launching the first Debian Stretch release of the Raspberry Pi Desktop for PCs and Macs, and we’re also releasing the latest version of Raspbian Stretch for your Pi. For PCs and Macs When we released our custom desktop environment on Debian for PCs and Macs last year, we were slightly taken aback […]

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piwheels: making “pip install” fast

Reading Time: 6 minutes TL;DR pip install numpy used to take ages, and now it’s super fast thanks to piwheels. The Python Package Index (PyPI) is a package repository for Python modules. Members of the Python community publish software and libraries in it as an easy method of distribution. If you’ve ever used pip install, PyPI is the service […]