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Digital making for new parents

10 hours 3 minutes ago

Solving problems that are meaningful to us is at the core of our approach to teaching and learning about technology here at the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Over the last eight months, I’ve noticed that the types of digital making projects that motivate and engage me have changed (can’t think why). Always looking for ways to […]

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Carrie Anne Philbin

Steampunk radio jukebox

1 day 8 hours ago

Spyrul breathed new life into his great-grandparents’ 1930s Westinghouse with a Raspberry Pi, an amplifier HAT, Google Music, and some serious effort. The result is a really beautiful, striking piece. The radio With a background in radio electronics, Spyrul had always planned to restore his great-grandparents’ mid-30s Westinghouse radio. “I even found the original schematics […]

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Alex Bate

CoderDojo: 2000 Dojos ever

3 days 10 hours ago

Every day of the week, we verify new Dojos all around the world, and each Dojo is championed by passionate volunteers. Last week, a huge milestone for the CoderDojo community went by relatively unnoticed: in the history of the movement, more than 2000 Dojos have now been verified! 2000 Dojos This is a phenomenal achievement […]

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Giustina Mizzoni

Sean Hodgins’ video-playing Christmas ornament

6 days 9 hours ago

Standard Christmas tree ornaments are just so boring, always hanging there doing nothing. Yawn! Lucky for us, Sean Hodgins has created an ornament that plays classic nineties Christmas adverts, because of nostalgia. YouTube Christmas Ornament! – Raspberry Pi Project This Christmas ornament will really take you back… Ingredients Sean first 3D printed a small CRT-shaped […]

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Alex Bate

The Pi Towers Secret Santa Babbage

1 week 2 days ago

Tired of pulling names out of a hat for office Secret Santa? Upgrade your festive tradition with a Raspberry Pi, thermal printer, and everybody’s favourite microcomputer mascot, Babbage Bear. The name’s Santa. Secret Santa. It’s that time of year again, when the cosiness gets turned up to 11 and everyone starts thinking about jolly fat […]

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Mark Calleja

GPIO expander: access a Pi’s GPIO pins on your PC/Mac

1 week 3 days ago

Use the GPIO pins of a Raspberry Pi Zero while running Debian Stretch on a PC or Mac with our new GPIO expander software! With this tool, you can easily access a Pi Zero’s GPIO pins from your x86 laptop without using SSH, and you can also take advantage of your x86 computer’s processing power […]

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Gordon Hollingworth

Our brand-new Christmas resources

2 weeks 1 day ago

It’s never too early for Christmas-themed resources — especially when you want to make the most of them in your school, Code Club or CoderDojo! So here’s the ever-wonderful Laura Sach with an introduction of our newest festive projects. In the immortal words of Noddy Holder: “it’s Christmaaaaaaasssss!” Well, maybe it isn’t quite Christmas yet, […]

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Laura Sach

Raspberry Pi clusters come of age

2 weeks 2 days ago

In today’s guest post, Bruce Tulloch, CEO and Managing Director of BitScope Designs, discusses the uses of cluster computing with the Raspberry Pi, and the recent pilot of the Los Alamos National Laboratory 3000-Pi cluster built with the BitScope Blade. High-performance computing and Raspberry Pi are not normally uttered in the same breath, but Los Alamos […]

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Alex Bate

Decrypt messages and calculate Pi: new OctaPi projects

2 weeks 3 days ago

Back in July, we collaborated with GCHQ to bring you two fantastic free resources: the first showed you how to build an OctaPi, a Raspberry Pi cluster computer. The second showed you how to use the cluster to learn about public key cryptography. Since then, we and GCHQ have been hard at work, and now […]

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Laura Sach

HackSpace magazine #1 is out now!

3 weeks ago

HackSpace magazine is finally here! Grab your copy of the new magazine for makers today, and try your hand at some new, exciting skills. What is HackSpace magazine? HackSpace magazine is the newest publication from the team behind The MagPi. Chock-full of amazing projects, tutorials, features, and maker interviews, HackSpace magazine brings together the makers […]

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Andrew Gregory

What do you want your button to do?

3 weeks 1 day ago

Here at Raspberry Pi, we know that getting physical with computing is often a catalyst for creativity. Building a simple circuit can open up a world of making possibilities! This ethos of tinkering and invention is also being used in the classroom to inspire a whole new generation of makers too, and here is why. […]

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Carrie Anne Philbin

Ultimate 3D printer control with OctoPrint

3 weeks 2 days ago

Control and monitor your 3D printer remotely with a Raspberry Pi and OctoPrint. Timelapse of OctoPrint Ornament Printed on a bq Witbox STL file can be found here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:191635 OctoPrint is located here: http://www.octoprint.org 3D printing Whether you have a 3D printer at home or use one at your school or local makerspace, it’s fair […]

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Alex Bate

Prepare to run a Code Club on FutureLearn

3 weeks 3 days ago

Prepare to run a Code Club with our newest free online course, available now on FutureLearn! FutureLearn: Prepare to Run a Code Club Ready to launch! Our free FutureLearn course ‘Prepare to Run a Code Club’ starts next week and you can sign up now: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/code-club Code Club As of today, more than 10000 Code […]

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Alex Bate

Pip: digital creation in your pocket from Curious Chip

3 weeks 6 days ago

Get your hands on Pip, the handheld Raspberry Pi–based device for aspiring young coders and hackers from Curious Chip. Pip is a handheld gaming console from Curios Chip which you can now back on Kickstarter. Using the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3, Pip allows users to code, hack, and play wherever they are. We created Pip […]

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Alex Bate