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HackSpace magazine 12: build your first rocket!

1 month ago

Move over, Elon Musk — there’s a new rocket maverick in town: YOU! Rockets! Step inside the UK rocketry scene, build and launch a rocket, design your own one, and discover the open-source rocket programmes around the world! In issue 12, we go behind the scenes at a top-secret launch site in the English Midlands […]

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Andrew Gregory

Electronics 101.1: Electricity basics

1 month ago

In HackSpace issue 9, Dave Astels helps us get familiar with what electricity is, with some key terms and rules, and with a few basic components. Get your copy of HackSpace magazine in stores now, or download it as a free PDF here. Electricity basics Electricity is fascinating. Most of our technology relies on it: computers, lights, appliances, […]

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Alex Bate

Halloween voice-changer using Raspberry Pi Zero

1 month ago

Olivier Ros has put together a short and sweet tutorial for creating your own voice-changing mask for Halloween. Voice changer with Raspberry Pi Zero for Halloween How to make a voice changer with Raspberry Pi Zero for Halloween Buy MIC+ sound card on Amazon : goo.gl/VDFzu7 tutorial here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-Voice-Changer-With-Raspberry-Pi/ https://www.raspiaudio.com/halloween Halloween: we love it! Grab […]

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Alex Bate

SelfieBot: taking and printing photos with a smile

1 month ago

Does your camera giggle and smile as it takes your photo? Does your camera spit out your image from a thermal printer? No? Well, Sophy Wong’s SelfieBot does! Raspberry Pi SelfieBot: Selfie Camera with a Personality SelfieBot is a project Kim and I originally made for our booth at Seattle Mini Maker Faire 2017. Now, […]

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Alex Bate

Google Tasks to-do list, or anti-baby-distraction device

1 month 1 week ago

Organise your life with the help of a Raspberry Pi, a 3.5″ touchscreen, Google Tasks, and hackster.io user Michal Sporna. Distracting baby optional, though advised. Baby – in the workplace – thought you ought to know There’s a baby in the office today. And, as babies tend to do in places of work, he’s stolen all […]

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Alex Bate

A waterproof Raspberry Pi?! Five 3D-printable projects to try

1 month 1 week ago

Summer is coming to a close. The evenings grow darker. So pack away your flip flops, hang up your beach towel, and settle in for the colder months with these fun 3D-printable projects to make at home or in your local makerspace. Fallout 4 desktop terminal Power Up Props’ replica of the Fallout desktop terminals […]

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Alex Bate

Working model of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse

1 month 1 week ago

When Dave shared his Raspberry Pi Zero–powered model of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse on Reddit, we fell a little bit in love. Hello from the Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse Dave was getting married inside London’s only lighthouse, situated at Trinity Buoy Wharf across the water from the O2 Arena. The Trinity Buoy Wharf lighthouse sits at the […]

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Alex Bate

Today’s blog post is about Junie Genius

1 month 1 week ago

It’s Monday. It’s morning. It’s England. The members of the Raspberry Pi Comms team begin to filter into Pi Towers, drowsy and semi-conscious. We’re tired from our weekends of debauchery. One by one, we file into the kitchen. Fingers are clutching the handles of favourite mugs as we line up for the coffee machine. Select, […]

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Alex Bate

Argon ONE: a super case for your Raspberry Pi

1 month 1 week ago

The friendly people at Argon40, one of our Approved Resellers in Hong Kong, have an already-successful Kickstarter on the go for their Argon ONE Raspberry Pi case. I’ve got one of them on my desk at the moment. It’s a very pleasing object. “That’s quite nice,” enthuses Gordon, who isn’t very good at enthusing. The […]

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Helen Lynn

Announcing Coolest Projects 2019

1 month 2 weeks ago

Coolest Projects is the world’s leading technology fair for young people. It’s the science fair for the digital age, where thousands of young people showcase amazing projects that they’ve built using digital technologies. If you want to meet the innovators of the future, this is the place to be, so today we’re really excited to […]

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Philip Colligan

Your face, 14 ft tall: image mapping with As We Are

1 month 2 weeks ago

While at World Maker Faire New York last weekend, I found myself chatting to a rather lovely gentleman by the name of Mac Pierce. During our conversation, Mac mentioned a project he’d worked on called As We Are, an interactive art installation located in the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. “So it’s this 14-foot […]

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Alex Bate

Explore the depths with the PiCam Marine

1 month 2 weeks ago

This article from The MagPi issue 74 highlights the use of the Raspberry Pi Zero to build a marine camera for coral exploration. Get your copy of The MagPi in stores now, or download it as a free PDF here. Ecologists in Germany are deploying camera-equipped Pi Zero Ws off the coast of Norway to discover more about coral […]

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Rob Zwetsloot

Picademy North America 2018: That’s a Wrap!

1 month 2 weeks ago

Hooray! We’re celebrating our third season leading educator training in North America. That’s 20 Picademy workshops in 11 cities with 791 happy teachers graduating as Raspberry Pi Certified Educators. This summer was particularly rich with successes, challenges, and lessons learned — let’s take a closer look: Andrew Collins on Twitter That’s a wrap on #Picademy […]

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Andrew Collins

Networked knitting machine: not your average knit one, purl one

1 month 3 weeks ago

The moment we saw Sarah Spencer‘s knitted Stargazing tapestry, we knew we needed to know more. A couple of emails later, and here’s Sarah with a guest blog post telling you all you need to know about her hacking adventure with a 1980s knitting machine and a Raspberry Pi. Knitting Printer! (slowest speed) Printing a […]

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Alex Bate

Celebrating our translators!

1 month 3 weeks ago

As the world gets ready to celebrate International Translation Day on 30 September, we want to say thank you to our amazing community of volunteer translators. This talented bunch work very hard so that people around the world can learn digital making and computing in their native languages. Can you help us translate our content? […]

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Nina Szymor