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Scratch 3 Desktop for Raspbian on Raspberry Pi

You can now install and use Scratch 3 Desktop for Raspbian on your Raspberry Pi! Scratch 3 Scratch 3 was released in January this year, and since then we and the Scratch team have put lots of work into creating an offline version for Raspberry Pi. The new version of Scratch has a significantly improved […]

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Code your own 2D shooting gallery in Python | Wireframe issue 20

Raspberry Pi’s own Rik Cross shows you how to hit enemies with your mouse pointer as they move around the screen. Clicky Clicky Bang Bang Shooting galleries have always been a part of gaming, from the Seeburg Ray-O-Lite in the 1930s to the light gun video games of the past 40 years. Nintendo’s Duck Hunt […]

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10,000 sticker pack giveaway

UPDATE: all 10,000 sticker packs have now been claimed. We honestly didn’t think these would go so quickly. If you’re in a different time zone to us and reading this later during your day, we’re sorry you missed out. We’ll see whether we can run another giveaway in the future at a time that’s better […]

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Build a Raspberry Pi music box with Sally Le Page

Connecting buttons to the GPIO pins of your Raspberry Pi instantly opens up your digital making to the world of clicky funtimes. Our Music Box project teaches you how to connect several buttons to your Raspberry Pi and write code to make them trigger cool sound effects. It’s fun. It’s easy. And we roped Sally […]

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Real-time train station departure board

All across the UK, you’ll find train departure boards on station platforms that look like this: They’ve looked this way for as long as I can remember (before they were digital dot-matrix displays, they were made from those flappy bits of plastic with letters of the alphabet and numbers printed on them, which whirled round […]

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Use PlayStation Buzz! controllers with a Raspberry Pi

Buzz! was a favourite amongst my university housemates and me. With popular culture questions asked by an animated Jason Donovan, answered using real-life quiz controllers with a big red button, what’s not to like? But, as with most of the tech available in the early 2000s, my Buzz! controllers now sit in a box somewhere, dusty […]

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We asked our engineers your Raspberry Pi 4 questions…

We collected some of the most common Raspberry Pi 4 questions asked by you, our community, and sat down with Eben Upton, James Adams, and Gordon Hollingworth to get some answers. Raspberry Pi 4 Q&A We grilled our engineers with your Raspberry Pi 4 questions Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://rpf.io/ytsub Help us reach a […]

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Pulling shower thoughts from Reddit for a Raspberry Pi e-paper display

The Reddit users among you may already be aware of the Shower Thoughts subreddit. For those of you who aren’t, Shower Thoughts is where people go to post the random epiphanies they’ve had about life, the universe, and everything. For example: YouTuber ACROBOTIC is a fan of the Shower Thoughts subreddit. So much so that they […]

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Raspberry Pi Sense HAT impact recorder for your car

Let the accelerometer and gyroscope of your Raspberry Pi Sense HAT measure and record impact sustained in a car collision. Raspberry Pi Sense HAT The Raspberry Pi Sense HAT was originally designed for the European Astro Pi Challenge, inviting schoolchildren to code their own experiments for two Raspberry Pi units currently orbiting the Earth upon […]

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Playing Snake on a Raspberry Pi word clock

I have a soft spot for Raspberry Pi word clocks. True, they may not be as helpful as your standard clock face if you need to tell the time super quickly, but at least they’re easier to read than this binary clock built by engineerish. “But Alex,” I hear you cry, “word clocks are so done. We’re […]

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