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Intelli-T Raspberry Pi sensor alarm | The MagPi issue 81

Never knowingly run out of tea-bags again with this ingenious system, using a Raspberry Pi and Arduino to create a weight sensor and alarm. Faced with the, almost unthinkable, problem of no tea-bags in the house, Robin Mitchell was inspired to contrive an invention that would eliminate the possibility of that scenario ever happening again, […]

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Create wearable tech with Sophy Wong and our new book | HackSpace magazine issue 18

Forget Apple Watch and Fitbit — if we’re going to wear something electronic, we want to make it ourselves! Wearable Tech Projects, from the makers of HackSpace magazine, is a 164-page book packed with projects for the fashionable electronics enthusiast, with more than 30 projects which will blink, flash, and spark joy in your life. Make […]

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An Introduction to C & GUI Programming – the new book from Raspberry Pi Press

The latest book from Raspberry Pi Press, An Introduction to C & GUI Programming, is now available. Author Simon Long explains how it came to be written… Learning C I remember my first day in a ‘proper’ job very well. I’d just left university, and was delighted to have been taken on by a world-renowned […]

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Build a SatNOGS ground station with a Raspberry Pi 3B+ | HackSpace magazine #18

The big feature on outer space in issue 18 of HackSpace magazine, available from today, shows you how to build your own satellite and launch it into orbit. No, we’re not kidding, this is an actual thing you can do. And to track the satellite you’ve launched, or another satellite you’re interested in, here’s how […]

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Rousseau-inspired Raspberry Pi Zero LED piano visualiser

Unlock your inner Rousseau with this gorgeous Raspberry Pi Zero LED piano visualiser. Piano LED Visualizer Inspired by Rousseau videos I tried to build my own Piano Visualizer. It is made with Raspberry Pi and WS2812B LED strip. Screen and buttons: Waveshare LCD TFT 1,44” 128x128px. Pianist Rousseau Fans of the popular YouTube pianist Rousseau would […]

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Beowulf Clusters, node visualisation and more with Pi VizuWall

Pi VizuWall is a multi-Raspberry Pi MPI computing system with a difference. And the difference is servo motors! Pi VizWall at Maker Faire Miami We can thank Estefannie for this gem. While attending Maker Faire Miami earlier this month, she shared a video of Pi VizWall on her Instagram Stories. And it didn’t take long […]

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Watch Game of Thrones with a Raspberry Pi-powered Drogon

Channel your inner Targaryen by building this voice-activated, colour-changing, 3D-printed Drogon before watching the next episode of Game of Thrones. Winter has come This is a spoiler-free zone! I’ve already seen the new episode of season 8, but I won’t ruin anything, I promise. Even if you’ve never watched an episode of Game of Thrones […]

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Raspberry Pi-controlled brass bell for the ultimate wake-up call

Not one for rising with the sun, and getting more and more skilled at throwing their watch across the room to snooze their alarm, Reddit user ravenspired decided to hook up a physical bell to a Raspberry Pi and servo motor to create the ultimate morning wake-up call. DIY RASPBERRY PI BELL RINGING ALARM CLOCK! […]

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Coding Breakout’s brick-breaking action | Wireframe #11

Atari’s Breakout was one of the earliest video game blockbusters. Here’s how to recreate it in Python. Atari Breakout The games industry owes a lot to the humble bat and ball. Designed by Allan Alcorn in 1972, Pong was a simplified version of table tennis, where the player moved a bat and scored points by […]

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Bind MIDI inputs to LED lights using a Raspberry Pi

Blinky lights and music created using a Raspberry Pi? Count us in! When Aaron Chambers shared his latest project, Py-Lights, on Reddit, we were quick to ask for more information. And here it is: [Seizure Warning] Raspberry Pi MIDI LED demo A demo for controlling LEDs on a Raspberry Pi Song: Bassnectar – Chasing Heaven […]

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