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Cyberdeck portable entertainment system

Reading Time: 3 minutes Encouraged by the success of his first electronics project in which he revived and added capacity to the HDMI ports of his Onkyo audio receiver, Justin began to cast around for what to make next. “The versatility, affordability, and size of Raspberry Pi really made it a smart buy during a time when I wasn’t […]

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Review: Electronic Clock for Raspberry Pi Pico

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lifting off the rear panel reveals the electronics and two female headers to mount your Raspberry Pi Pico (not included). First, however, you’ll need to flash Pico with the software. The online manual is confusing, as there’s no need to compile anything with terminal commands if using a Raspberry Pi: just drag the downloadable UF2 […]

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Interview: Matt Gray

Reading Time: < 1 minute A YouTuber with a penchant for making, with an amazing Raspberry Pi-powered Game Boy Camera

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Zippy

Reading Time: 3 minutes Tomasz Burzy is among those enthralled by NASA’s endeavour. “I became interested in robotics a while ago and love seeing the work of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Boston Dynamics,” he says. “The Mars rovers quickly became my favourite pieces of engineering and when I saw Perseverance, I wanted to build a replica.” Unfortunately, Tomasz […]

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Build an Android tablet with Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 6 minutes 01 Raspberry Pi hardware You’ll need a Raspberry Pi 4 for this project so that you can make the most out of your custom tablet, although you can use a Raspberry Pi 3B+, Raspberry Pi 400, and Compute Module 3 with emteria. Emteria also supports HDMI on Raspberry Pi so you can connect it to […]

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Keybow 2040 review

Reading Time: 2 minutes It comes with one of three sets of key switch types depending on your preference: mechanical (clicky-clacky), linear (silent), and tactile (silent with some resistance). All versions have an LED in the switch which is fully programmable, and the keys are standard sized so you can easily swap them out for others if you’d like. […]

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Package Thief Deterrent

Reading Time: 3 minutes Flour power Following the theft of a package from his porch earlier in the year, Ryder decided to take action. “It had never happened to me before and I was a little frustrated,” he recalls. “I’d been doing some image classification work at the time, and figured this would be a great opportunity to build […]

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OPINION: A life in electronics

Reading Time: 2 minutes This, in turn, enabled me to take a combined Physics & Electronics degree at Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic. When I went for an interview, my first encounter with a strong Geordie accent did leave me wondering where the hell I was. The maths module had three lectures about programming in Fortran II, these were the […]

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miniLIGO gravitational wave detector

Reading Time: 4 minutes Understanding space has always interested Husni Almoubayyed, so he was attracted to the idea of something that can monitor gravitational effects “stretching and contracting space around us on a very tiny scale”. While there was no expectation of building their own LIGO device, not least because of the expense involved, Husni and fellow students wanted […]

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Discover Smart Gadgets in The MagPi 110

Reading Time: 3 minutes Raspberry Pi Smart Gadgets This month we look at hacking home appliances, smart food and drink setups, super projects for pets, health & fitness gadgets and wearable tech. There’s a wealth of ideas for making fun Raspberry Pi gadgetry. Spook up your Raspberry Pi for Halloween  It’s the time of year to take your projects […]

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Win a Monk Makes Air Quality Kit

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Automated standing desk

Reading Time: 3 minutes His solution? A desk that would rise automatically every hour or so, encouraging him to spend more time standing. “One of the most valuable takeaways from behavioural economics is the insight that you’re far, far more likely to do the ‘right’ thing when it’s also the easiest thing, or the default thing,” he explains. Making […]

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The Official Raspberry Pi Handbook 2022 is out now!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Pick up your copy of The Official Raspberry Pi Handbook The Official Raspberry Pi Handbook is available as a free digital download, or you can purchase a print edition from the Raspberry Pi Press store. Print copies can also be bought from The Raspberry Pi Store in the Grand Arcade, Shopping Centre, Cambridge; plus WH […]

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Synth6581

Reading Time: 3 minutes The C64 was limited to a single SID sound chip and Simon could only program in BASIC at the time, but he thought that one day it would be great to make a MIDI-controlled synthesizer out of it. “Delving deeper, I found that the designer of the SID chip, Bob Yannes, also had ideas of […]