• The Raspberry Pi shop, one month in

    Five years ago, I spent my first day working at the original Pi Towers (Starbucks in Cambridge). Since then, we’ve developed a whole host of different products and services which our customers love, but there was always...

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  • The Junk Drum Machine

    I do not really have any spare time. (Toddler, job, very demanding cat, lots of LEGO to tidy up.) If I did, I like to imagine that I’d come up with something like this to do with...

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  • LED Matrix Cylinder — a blinkenlights tube

    We see lots of addressable LED projects, but there was something weirdly charming and very pretty about this cylinder of squares. It’d make for a lovely interactive nightlight in a kids’ room, or for a grown-up lighting...

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  • Laser-engraved Raspberry Pi hologram

    Inspired by an old episode of Pimoroni’s Bilge Tank, and with easy access to the laser cutter at the Raspberry Pi Foundation office, I thought it would be fun to create a light-up multi-layered hologram using a...

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  • Coding Space Invaders’ disintegrating shields | Wireframe #9

    They add strategy to a genre-defining shooter. Andrew Gillett lifts the lid on Space Invaders’ disintegrating shields. Released in 1978, Space Invaders introduced ideas so fundamental to video games that it’s hard to imagine a time before...

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  • Win a Raspberry Pi 3B+ and signed case this Pi Day 2019

    Happy Pi Day, everyone! What is Pi Day, we hear you ask? Today, people who use the date format ‘month/day/year’ celebrate that the date forms the first three digits of Pi: 3.14! In celebration of Pi Day,...

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  • Play Heverlee’s Sjoelen and win beer

    Chances are you’ve never heard of the Dutch table shuffleboard variant Sjoelen. But if you have, then you’ll know it has a basic premise – to slide wooden pucks into a set of four scoring boxes –...

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  • FREE NOODS with FOODBEAST and Nissin

    Push a button and share a hashtag to get free ramen, games, or swag with the Dream Machine, a Raspberry Pi–driven vending machine built by FOODBEAST and Nissin. foodbeast.com on Twitter This Instagram-powered vending machine gives away...

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  • Instaframe: image recognition meets Instagram

    Bringing the digital photo frame into an even more modern age than the modern age it already resides in, Sean Tracey uses image recognition and social media to update his mother on the day-to-day happenings of her grandkids....

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  • Real role models for International Women’s Day 2019

    The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s mission is to bring computing and digital making to everyone. Tackling the persistent gender imbalance in technology is a crucial part of this undertaking. As part of our work to increase the number...

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  • Make our light-up Raspberry Pi box for #MonthOfMaking

    On Tuesday, Rob at The MagPi magazine tweeted this: The MagPi magazine on Twitter Hey @Raspberry_Pi, wanna join us in making some stuff for #MonthOfMaking? Rob has some cosplay to do this week and other plans for...

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  • IBM Q System One quantum computing on a Raspberry Pi?

    IBM Q System One: the world’s first commercial, integrated, universal, approximate quantum computing system… …on a Raspberry Pi? What is a quantum computing system? An excellent question and, while some of you may know the answer, here is...

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  • Automatic Calling System using Raspberry Pi

    If like me, you’re awful at remembering birthdays, you need Piyush Charpe’s Automatic Birthday Calling System. It’s the Raspberry Pi device that calls on your behalf – aka Heaven for Introverts. Building business relationships through niceness Piyush’s father...

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  • How musical game worlds are made | Wireframe #8

    88 Heroes composer Mike Clark explains how music and sound intertwine to create atmospheric game worlds in this excerpt from Wireframe issue 8, available now. Music for video games is often underappreciated. When I first started writing...

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  • Celebrate with us this weekend!

    The Raspberry Jam Big Birthday is almost here! In celebration of our seventh birthday, we’re coordinating with over 130 community‑led Raspberry Jams in 40 countries across six continents this weekend, 2-3 March 2019. Raspberry Jams come in all...

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  • A smart guitar for blind, deaf, and mute people

    ChordAssist aims to bring the joy of learning the guitar to those who otherwise may have problems with accessing guitar tutorials. Offering advice in Braille, in speech, and on-screen, ChordAssist has been built specifically for deaf, blind,...

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  • What we are learning about learning

    Across Code Clubs, CoderDojos, Raspberry Jams, and all our other education programmes, we’re working with hundreds of thousands of young people. They are all making different projects and learning different things while they are making. The research...

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  • New Raspberry Pi Zero WH Launched with Pre-Soldered Headers

    The Raspberry Pi foundation has now launched a new model called Raspberry Pi Zero WH. What does ‘H’ mean? H means the 40-pin header is soldered. It can be more convenient for people who don’t own a soldering iron,...

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