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Win! A TonyPi humanoid robot

Reading Time: < 1 minute Learn Practical Programming in the latest edition of The MagPi magazine and start making apps, games and devices. The lead feature in this month’s magazine explains Raspberry Pi OS’s coding tools and environment, details the pros and cons of each of the major languages, what the basic aspects of code are and how to use […]

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Using Raspberry Pi OS (Bullseye)

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s easy to install Raspberry Pi OS onto a microSD card using the Raspberry Pi Imager tool – download it on another computer (Windows, Mac, or Linux) from magpi.cc/imager. Upon inserting the microSD card with the OS on it into your Raspberry Pi’s slot and powering up, it will first expand the file system before […]

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Run Linux games natively on Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 2 minutes Micropolis magpi.cc/micropolis Created by the SimHacker team, this free and open-source game is based on the original SimCity. For those unaware of it, it’s a simulation game which allows you to plan out and build a city while also facing any consequences your actions might result in. And, sometimes, giant monsters. How to install: sudo […]

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10 Amazing Starter kits

Reading Time: 3 minutes Picade Arcade kit This mini arcade cabinet is a wonderful kit that allows you to create a high-quality retro games console, with a nice stick and buttons which can be upgraded in the future if you wish. £225 / $249   Raspberry Pi 400 Personal Computer Kit All-in-one Raspberry Pi A box full of just […]

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Old School Minitel Laptop

Reading Time: 3 minutes Launched in 1982 and remaining in use for exactly 30 years, it was far ahead of its time. Anyone who wanted a terminal to connect to Minitel could get one for free from what became France Télécom, and this led to 9 million sets being installed in homes by 1999. But since Minitel closed, many […]

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Classic games

Reading Time: 2 minutes Doom (1993) A game so good, it defined a genre for years. Seriously – FPS games used to be called Doom-clones. As the space marine Doom Guy, you have to fight off the forces of hell with a large variety of guns and a rocking soundtrack. The source code was released by id Software in […]

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INTERVIEW: Stewart Watkiss

Reading Time: 3 minutes “I became a member of the Raspberry Pi community from the launch of the first Raspberry Pi,” Stewart tells us. “I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one. Being a member of the community has opened new doors for me; it’s given me an opportunity to make projects which were previously out of reach, […]

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Super 8 Kamera

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bennet is lucky enough to have a job that involves imagination, invention, and problem-solving. An engineer and professor of robotics, his role involves work developing mapping and camera-based assistance programs. In his free time, he focuses on building projects that spark his curiosity. “Raspberry Pi is a perfect platform for such projects because it eliminates […]

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Environmental cargo logger

Reading Time: 3 minutes For this project’s requirements, a Raspberry Pi Zero became the obvious choice for Thinus. “There are numerous commercial environment loggers on the market to monitor cargo, but the client also wanted to have a visual record of the whole sea voyage. The requirements for the logger system were: to be powered by battery, low power […]

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Virtual Minecraft birthday cake

Reading Time: 2 minutes Virtualising baked goods While something like this could be in some way achieved in Minecraft Raspberry Pi Edition, that was not why a Raspberry Pi was used. “Raspberry Pi provided an easy way to interface with the analogue-to-digital converters needed to read the wind turbine voltages,” Stephen says. “Along with sufficient computing power to serve […]

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Opinion: Decade

Reading Time: 2 minutes When Raspberry Pi came out, I had just started writing for a long defunct Linux magazine at a now dead publisher, and we were immediately enthralled. I spent years writing tutorials using a 256MB Raspberry Pi 1 Model B – turning Raspberry Pi into robots, media centres, file servers, routers, BOINC nodes, and much more. […]

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DACBerry 400 S review

Reading Time: 2 minutes The DACBerry 400 S (£17/$19) fits onto the GPIO header at the rear of Raspberry Pi 400. While it’s fairly obvious which way up the board should go, care needs to be taken to line up its header with the GPIO pins correctly – with a small gap showing at the Pin 1 end. Get […]

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Big Boxes

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Big Easy Jangala co-founder and head of technology Rich Thanki has been fiddling with gadgetry and taking electronics apart “as long as I can remember”. A huge fan of wireless technology, Rich worked on projects with Microsoft bringing connectivity to people in sub-Saharan Africa before founding Jangala with Samson Rinaldi, who managed the CAD […]

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Make a Build HAT game controller

Reading Time: 11 minutes You’ll need… Set up Build HAT Before you begin, you’ll need to have set up your Raspberry Pi computer and attached a Build HAT. If you have a Maker Plate™, mount your Raspberry Pi to it using M2 bolts and nuts, making sure your Raspberry Pi is mounted on the side without the ‘edge’. Mounting […]