Mu is a very simple-to-use Python editor and IDE (integrated development environment) and this week, version 1.0 was released! New Mu Mu is designed to be as user-friendly and as helpful as possible for new Python programmers, presenting just the tools that are useful, such as: Syntax highlighting Automatic indentation In-built help Code checking Debugging Great […]
What is CoderDojo? CoderDojo is a global network of free informal clubs for young people aged 7-17 to learn how to code and create with technology. There are more than 1400 active Dojos in 75 countries, regularly attended by 40000 young people. Happy birthday, CoderDojo 🎂 Seven years ago today, on 23 July, James Whelton […]
In this tutorial from The MagPi issue 71, Mike Cook takes us through the process of building an oscilloscope using a Raspberry Pi and an Arduino. Get your copy of The MagPi in stores now, or download it as a free PDF here. The oscilloscope is on the wish list of anyone starting out with electronics. Your author used […]
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Rejoice! It’s time for a new issue of Hackspace magazine, packed with things for you to make, build, hack, and create! HackSpace magazine issue 9 Tools: they’re what separates humans from the apes! Whereas apes use whatever they find around them to get honey, pick pawpaws, and avoid prickly pears, we humans take the […]
In our latest resource, we show you how to create a website and use it to document your coding projects. Why document your code? Search the web with the right key words for your programming conundrum, and you’re bound to find someone who has written software to address a question that’s at least similar to […]
The sun is actually shining here in Cambridge, and with it, summer-themed Raspberry Pi projects are sprouting like mushrooms across our UK-based community (even though mushrooms don’t like hot weather…). So we thought we’d gather some of our favourite Pi-powered projects perfect for the sun-drenched outdoors. Air quality monitors and solar radiation With the sun […]
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 […]