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Humane mouse trap | The MagPi #108

Reading Time: 4 minutes Safely catching mice is a better way of fixing a problem, and using Raspberry Pi means it needs less supervision. In the new issue of The MagPi magazine, Rob Zwetsloot takes a look with the maker, Andrew Taylor. With some IoT projects, it’s the little things that help. For example, take Andrew Taylor, who did […]

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Get outside with these Raspberry Pi summer projects

Reading Time: 5 minutes Summer is fast approaching – and that’s the perfect excuse to get building. Whether you want to spy on your local wildlife, upgrade your vegetable patch, or feed your fish when you’re off on a weekend break, Raspberry Pi and a handful of add-ons make a great starting point. The latest issue of The MagPi […]

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Calculate pi with a Raspberry Pi Spigot | The MagPi #106

Reading Time: 4 minutes Here’s an ingenious way of using a Raspberry Pi to calculate pi – and why not? Nicola King runs the numbers in the latest issue of The MagPi magazine. Pi is an irrational number, which means it can’t be expressed as the ratio of two integers. Since it has an infinite number of decimal places, calculating […]

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Meet Ellora James

Reading Time: 4 minutes In the latest issue of The MagPi magazine, we meet the smart young computer scientist behind an exciting new YouTube channel. When did you have that ‘ah-hah’ moment with computing? Ellora James remembers when she had hers. “When I was about 14/15 years old, I was considering taking Computer Science at exam level, and so […]

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Star Wars Arcade Cabinet | The MagPi #105

Reading Time: 4 minutes Why pay over the odds when you can build an accurate replica, and have fun doing it? For the latest issue of The MagPi Magazine, Rob Zwetsloot switches off his targeting computer to have a look. Art had to be rescaled, but it’s been done faithfully Getting the arcade machine of your dreams gets a […]

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Raspberry Pi Zero W turns iPod Classic into Spotify music player

Reading Time: 4 minutes Recreating Apple’s iconic iPod Classic as a Spotify player may seem like sacrilege but it works surprisingly well, finds Rosie Hattersley. Check out the latest issue of The MagPi magazine (pg 8 – 12) for a tutorial to follow if you’d like to create your own. Replacement Raspberry Pi parts laying inside an empty iPod […]

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Kay-Berlin Food Computer | The MagPi #104

Reading Time: 4 minutes In the latest issue of The MagPi Magazine, out today, Rob Zwetsloot talks to teacher Chris Regini about the incredible project his students are working on. When we think of garden automation, we often think of basic measures like checking soil moisture and temperature. The Kay-Berlin Food Computer, named after student creators Noah Kay and […]

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#MonthOfMaking is back in The MagPi 103!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hey folks, Rob from The MagPi here! I hope you’ve been doing well. Despite how it feels, a brand-new March is just around the corner. Here at The MagPi, we like to celebrate March with our annual #MonthOfMaking event, where we want to motivate you to get making. You could make tech you can wear […]

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Raspberry Pi engineers on the making of Raspberry Pi Pico | The MagPi 102

Reading Time: 4 minutes In the latest issue of The MagPi Magazine, on sale now, Gareth Halfacree asks what goes into making Raspberry Pi’s first in-house microcontroller and development board. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-tRJPCv0GA?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] “It’s a flexible product and platform,” says Nick Francis, Senior Engineering Manager at Raspberry Pi, when discussing the work the Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) team put into […]

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The Stargate | The MagPi 101

Reading Time: 4 minutes Fans of the Stargate SG-1 series, prepare to be inspired: a fellow aficionado has fashioned his own model of the show’s iconic portal. Nicola King takes an interstellar trip in the latest issue of The MagPi Magazine. When Kristian Tysse began making some projects on his new 3D printer, he soon became aware that the […]

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100 Raspberry Pi moments

Reading Time: 4 minutes The official Raspberry Pi magazine turned 100 this month! To celebrate, the greatest Raspberry Pi moments, achievements, and events that The MagPi magazine has ever featured came back for a special 100th issue. 100 Raspberry Pi Moments is a cracking bumper feature (starting on page 32 of issue 100, if you’d like to read the […]

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The MagPi #100: celebrate 100 amazing moments from Raspberry Pi history

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hey there, folks, Rob from The MagPi here! I hope you’ve all been doing OK. Today we celebrate the 100th issue of The MagPi, the official Raspberry Pi magazine! Most of you probably know that The MagPi didn’t start off official, though: eight and a half years ago, intrepid community members came together to create […]

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Mars Clock

Reading Time: 4 minutes A sci-fi writer wanted to add some realism to his fiction. The result: a Raspberry Pi-based Martian timepiece. Rosie Hattersley clocks in from the latest issue of The MagPi Magazine. The Mars Clock project is adapted from code Phil wrote in JavaScript and a Windows environment for Raspberry Pi Ever since he first clapped eyes […]

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The Howff 3D scanning rig| The MagPi 99

Reading Time: 4 minutes How do you create a 3D model of a historic graveyard? With eight Raspberry Pi computers, as Rob Zwetsloot discovers in the latest issue of The MagPi magazine, out now. The software builds up the 3D model of the graveyard “In the city centre of Dundee is a historical burial ground, The Howff,” says Daniel […]