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We tried out Valve’s Steam Link on Raspberry Pi and…

19 hours ago

… it worked well! tl;dr: really, really well. But if “it worked really well” isn’t enough of a reason for you to give Steam Link on Raspberry Pi a go, here’s the rest of today’s blog post… Steam Link on Raspberry Pi The internet (mainly Reddit) was all aflutter last week due to the release […]

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Alex Bate

The Raspberry Pi Beginner’s Guide is out now (and it’s huge!)

3 days 20 hours ago

The Raspberry Pi Press has been hard at work of late, producing new issues of The MagPi, HackSpace magazine, and our latest publication, Wireframe. But that hasn’t slowed us down, and this week, we’re pleased to announce the release of The Official Raspberry Pi Beginner’s Guide, a 244-page book that will help get you well […]

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Rob Zwetsloot

Wireframe 3: Phoenix Point, modders going pro, and more

4 days 19 hours ago

We said we’d be back with more, so here we are back with more: issue 3 of Wireframe, the magazine that lifts the lid on video games. From the ashes Our third issue sees the now-established mix of great features, guides, reviews, and plenty more beyond that. Headlining it all is our sit-down chat with […]

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Ian Dransfield

Reef-Pi: the ultimate Raspberry Pi fish tank management system

5 days 17 hours ago

If you’ve ever had a pet fish, even the saddest of fairground goldfish, you’ll appreciate how much work and attention they require. And to those who have never owned a fish: believe me, it’s more than you’d assume. And the moment you upgrade from goldfish to brightly coloured, tropical beauties, and replace the standard silk […]

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Alex Bate

The Raspberry Pi Christmas shopping list 2018

6 days 20 hours ago

Looking for this year’s perfect something to put under the tree ‘from Santa’? Well, look no further than right here — it’s time for our traditional Christmas shopping list! Woohoo! Which Raspberry Pi? As you are no doubt aware, the Raspberry Pi comes in more than one variety. And if you’re planning to give a […]

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Alex Bate

Take part in Hour of Code 2018

1 week ago

Every year for the last five years, Hour of Code has encouraged school students to spend just one hour writing some code, in the hope that they get bitten by the bug rather than generating too many bugs! This year, you can find activities from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Code Club, and CoderDojo on the […]

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Alex Bate

Philip Colligan wants your books (for our library)

1 week 3 days ago

You may have heard the news that the Raspberry Pi Foundation recently took up residence in a new location. And unlike previous offices, the new building offers up more room for members of the team to work and learn, including the yet-to-be-named library. (I’ll have thought of name by the end of this blog post.) […]

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Alex Bate

Raspberry Pi vs a Raspberry Pi–powered escape room

1 week 5 days ago

A few Mondays ago, the Raspberry Pi North America team visited a very special, Raspberry Pi–powered Escape Room in San Francisco. Run by Palace Games, the Edison Escape Room is an immersive experience full of lights, sensors, and plenty of surprises. This is the team’s story of how they entered, explored, and ultimately escaped this […]

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Christina Foust

Support Raspberry Pi on #GivingTuesday

1 week 6 days ago

Today is #GivingTuesday, a global movement to kick off the charitable giving season. More than just a computer When you buy a Raspberry Pi, you’re not only getting a fantastic little computer, but you’re also helping with our charitable educational mission to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people […]

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Matt Richardson

The age of the Twitter bot

2 weeks ago

Despite changes to the process, setting up a Raspberry Pi as a Twitter bot is a fairly easy process. And while many such bots simply share time-lapse snapshots, or change the colour of LEDs across the globe, we know some that fill our timelines with fun, random joyfulness of a daily basis. Here are a […]

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Alex Bate

Has someone cured the common cold with a Raspberry Pi?

2 weeks 3 days ago

No. They haven’t. What’s taking you all so long? Alex has a cold I felt it coming on last night. That heavy-headedness. The slight tickle in my throat. Blurry vision, sudden chills, a desperate need for snuggles. Colds can go from zero to a hundred within minutes, and then, no matter how much you hydrate, […]

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Alex Bate

Wireframe 2: The Blackout Club, Battlefield V anxiety, and more

2 weeks 4 days ago

Momentum firmly established, we’re back with our brilliant second issue of Wireframe — the magazine that lifts the lid on video games. And yes, we are continuing to write ‘video games’ as two words. Blacking out In our sophomore edition, you’ll discover all manner of great features, guides, reviews, and everything else you could wish […]

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Ryan Lambie

UK Scouts! New resources to support the Digital Maker badge

2 weeks 5 days ago

Six months ago, we announced our partnership with the Scout Association in the UK: we launched the new Digital Maker Staged Activity Badge, releasing new badge requirements, along with resources for stages 1 and 2, to help tens of thousands of young people learn how to create with technology. Fun fact: when we launched the […]

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Olympia Brown

From inspiration to innovation: Hands-On Coding blocks

2 weeks 6 days ago

Marcos Navas is a Union City Technology Facilitator with Union City school district in New Jersey and an active member of the maker, STEM, and coding communities. He was part of the first cohort of Raspberry Pi Certified Educators in the United States. Recently, he completed a fellowship with IDEO’s Teachers Guild and launched Hands-on […]

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Dana Augustin

Literature dispenser

3 weeks ago

There are many things I do not know about Argentina. Until today, one of them was this: if you’re in an Argentinian bank, you may not use electronic devices. That includes phones and e-readers like the Kindle (and I can’t be the only person here who is pretty much surgically attached to their Kindle). Enter […]

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Liz Upton

A new Raspbian update: multimedia, Python and more

3 weeks 3 days ago

Today we’re releasing a new update for Raspbian, including a multimedia player, updated Thonny, and more. Here’s Simon with everything you need to know. Updating Raspbian on your Raspberry Pi || Raspberry Pi Foundation How to update to the latest version of Raspbian on your Raspberry Pi. VLC Media Player When I first joined Raspberry […]

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Simon Long

New product: Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ on sale now at $25

3 weeks 5 days ago

TL;DR: you can now get the 1.4GHz clock speed, 5GHz wireless networking and improved thermals of Raspberry Pi 3B+ in a smaller form factor, and at the smaller price of $25. Meet the Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+. New Product Alert: Raspberry Pi 3A+ You can now get the 1.4GHz clock speed, 5GHz wireless networking […]

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Eben Upton

The National Centre for Computing Education: your questions answered

3 weeks 5 days ago

Last week was a very exciting week for us, with the announcement of the National Centre for Computing Education: funded programmes for computing teachers and students for the next four years, to really support the growth and profile of our subject. For me and many others involved in this field over the last decade, it’s […]

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Sue Sentance

Three-factor authentication is the new two-factor authentication

3 weeks 6 days ago

Two-factor authentication continues to provide our online selves with more security for our email and online banking. Meanwhile, in the physical world, protecting our valuables is now all about three-factor authentication. Not sure what I mean? Here’s a video from Switched On Network that demonstrates how to use a Raspberry Pi to build a three-factor door […]

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Alex Bate