Raspberry Pis? Check. Iconic phoneboxes? Check. Whisky? Check, check, check. Find out how Bright Signals incorporated all three for the launch of the latest range of Jura whisky. Jura whisky from Jura When Jura, a distillery on the Scottish island of Jura — population 200 — wanted to promote their new range of whisky, they […]
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The end of the academic year is here, and we are marking the occasion by celebrating teachers from all over the world. Since last September, we’ve run a whole host of programmes that teachers have been involved in. From training with us at Picademy to building apocalyptic projects for Pioneers, from running Code Clubs, Dojos, […]
Umbrella trees, giant mushrooms, and tiny museums. A light-up Lovelace, LED cubes, LED eyelashes, and LED coding (we have a bit of a thing for LEDs). Magic cocktails, melted ice creams, and the coolest hot dog around. Face paint masterpieces, swag bags, and bingo. More stickers than a laptop can cope with, a flock of […]
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Relive the San Andreas glory days with this Grand Theft Auto radio built by Raphaël Yancey. Raphaël Yancey on Twitter With the “tuned” status LED. https://t.co/PuIi6sY78V …and now I have Barracuda stuck in my head. The music of GTA Anyone who has played Grand Theft Auto knows that one of the best parts of the series […]
Last year, Code Club Australia set a new world record during their Moonhack event for the most young people coding within 24 hours. This year, they’re hoping to get 50000 kids involved — here’s how you can take part in this interstellar record attempt! Celebrating the Apollo 11 moon landing Nearly 50 years ago, humankind took […]
Rumour has it that there’s a worldwide football tournament on, and that England, surprisingly, are doing quite well. In celebration, here are some soccer-themed Raspberry Pi projects for you to try out at home between (or during) matches. FutureLearn Football Uploaded by Raspberry Pi on 2018-07-09. Beat the goalie Score as many goals as you […]
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I know: you’ve seen a bajillion RetroPie implementations before, and a bajillion casemods to go with them. But this one’s so hopelessly, magnificently splendid that we felt we had to share. Magnetic levitation. It’s not just for trains and frogs. This Zelda casemod, covered with engraved pine from the forests of Hyrule and shiny brass […]
Take a selfie, wait for the image to appear, and behold a cartoon version of yourself. Or, at least, behold a cartoon version of whatever the camera thought it saw. Welcome to Draw This by maker Dan Macnish. Dan has made code, instructions, and wiring diagrams available to help you bring this beguiling weirdery into […]
Right now, we’re working on an online project pathway to support you with all your high-altitude balloon (HAB) flight activities, whether you run them with students or as a hobby. We’ll release the resources later in the year, but in the meantime we have some exciting new HAB software to share with you! Skycademy and […]
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3D printing has become far more accessible for hobbyists, with printer prices now in the hundreds instead of thousands of pounds. Last year, we covered some of the best 3D-printable cases for the Pi, and since then, Raspberry Pi enthusiasts have shared even more cool designs on sites such as MyMiniFactory and Thingiverse! Here are […]
This is the story of Occu-Pi, or how a magnet, a Raspberry Pi, and a barrel bolt saved an office team from queuing for the toilet. The toil of toilet queuing When Brian W. Wolter’s employer moved premises, the staff’s main concern as the dearth of toilets at the new office, and the increased queuing […]
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After a few months of hiding in a dark corner of the office muttering to myself (just ask anyone who sits near me how much of that I do…), it’s time to release another update to the Raspberry Pi desktop with a few new bits and a bunch of bug fixes (hopefully more fixes than […]
Hey folks, Rob here with good news about the latest edition of The MagPi! Issue 71, out right now, is all about running Android on Raspberry Pi with the help of emteria.OS and Android Things. Android and Raspberry Pi A big part of our main feature looks at emteria.OS, a version of Android that runs […]
Fight the urge to chant the Avril Lavigne song as you cruise the streets on Pieter Thomas’s speed- and distance-tracking skateboard. Instant approval “That is sweet!” exclaimed Ben Nuttall when I shared this project on the Raspberry Pi Slack channel. And indeed it is — a simple idea, perfectly executed, resulting in a final product […]
This week, the ten winning Astro Pi Mission Space Lab teams got to take part in a video conference with ESA Astronaut Tim Peake! ESA Astro Pi students meet Tim Peake Uploaded by Raspberry Pi on 2018-06-26. A brief history of Astro Pi In 2014, Raspberry Pi Foundation partnered with the UK Space Agency and […]
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Tired of using the same old plastic LEDs in your projects? It’s time to grab a hot glue gun and some confectionary moulds to create your own custom LEDs! Blinky LEDs! Lighting up an LED is the standard first step into the world of digital making with a Raspberry Pi. For example, at our two-day […]
Using motion detection and a Raspberry Pi Zero W, Lukas Stratmann has produced this rather creepy moving eye in a jar. And with a little bit of, ahem, dissection, you can too! Floating Eye in a Jar With Motion Tracking Made for an Arts seminar I attended for my General Studies, i.e. classes not organized […]
Arduino is officially brilliant. It’s the perfect companion for your Raspberry Pi, opening up new possibilities for robotics, drones and all sorts of physical computing projects. In HackSpace magazine issue 8 we’re taking a look at what’s going on on planet Arduino, and how it can make our world better. This little board and its […]
With the recent announcement of the 2019 Pi Wars dates, we’ve collected some essential online resources to help you get started in the world of competitive robots. Robotics 101 Before you can strap chainsaws and flamethrowers to your robot, you need to learn some basics. Sorry. As part of our mission to put digital making […]
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Are you interested in using an E Ink display in your next Raspberry Pi project? Let us help you get started! E Ink displays E Ink displays are accessible, they don’t need a lot of power, and they can display content without any power connection whatsoever — think Amazon Kindle if you’ve only a vague […]