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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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Gifts that last all year round

Reading Time: 3 minutes What if you could give the joy of opening a Raspberry Pi–themed gift every single month for a whole year? But what if the thought of wrapping 12 individual things fills you with Scrooge-level dread? Snap up a magazine subscription for one of your nearest and/or dearest and we’ll take care of the packaging and […]

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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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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 […]

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Haunted House hacks

Reading Time: 3 minutes Spookify your home in time for Halloween with Rob Zwetsloot and these terror-ific projects! We picked four of our favourites from a much longer feature in the latest issue of The MagPi magazine, so make sure you check it out if you need more Haunted House hacks in your life. Raspberry Pi Haunted House This […]

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17000ft | The MagPi 98

Reading Time: 5 minutes How do you get internet over three miles up the Himalayas? That’s what the 17000 ft Foundation and Sujata Sahu had to figure out. Rob Zwetsloot reports in the latest issue of the MagPi magazine, out now. Living in more urban areas of the UK, it can be easy to take for granted decent internet […]

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Atomic TV | The MagPi 97

Reading Time: 4 minutes Nothing on television worth watching? Ryan Cochran’s TV set is just as visually arresting when it’s turned off, as David Crookes reports in the latest issue of the MagPi magazine, out now. Flat-screen televisions, with their increasingly thin bezels, are designed to put the picture front and centre. Go back a few decades, however, and […]

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(Raspberry) Pi Commander | The MagPi 95

Reading Time: 4 minutes Adrien Castel’s idea of converting an old electronic toy into a retro games machine was no flight of fancy, as David Crookes discovers The 1980s was a golden era for imaginative electronic toys. Children would pester their parents for a Tomytronic 3D or a Nintendo Game & Watch. And they would enviously eye anyone who […]