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 inspiration from these creations and get ready to make your own amazing build.
Play a SID synthesizer
Simon Martin is an engineer at Raspberry Pi and his Synth6581 pet project is making a lot of noise. Simon is using multiple recycled SID chips (the sound chips inside Commodore 64 computers) to transform a keyboard into one that makes incredible retro synth sounds.
Automating Model Rail
Mechatronics student Kusagra Keshari is a big fan of model trains, and has combined a love of electronics with his train set. The result is a sensor-enabled track that uses Raspberry Pi Pico and motors to automate the track control.
Add hex keys to a isomorphic keyboard
Mike Cook’s incredible Isomorphic Keyboard project uses a switch matrix to add a hex keyboard layout. This month Mike also adds control switches, an OLED display and rotary encoders.
Interview with Geeky Faye
We interview the biggest names in the maker community, and this month we chat to Allie, also known as Geeky Faye. They tell us about being a maker, artist, designer and filmmaker that makes interesting things with Raspberry Pi.
Pick up your copy of The MagPi magazine #109
The MagPi magazine is available as a free digital download, or you can purchase a print edition from the Raspberry Pi Press store.