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All the lights, all of the twinkly lights

Twinkly lights are to Christmas what pumpkins are to Halloween. And when you add a Raspberry Pi to your light show, the result instantly goes from “Meh, yeah.” to “OMG, wow!” Here are some cool light-based Christmas projects to inspire you this weekend. App-based light control Christmas Tree Lights Demo Project Code – https://github.com/eidolonFIRE/Christmas-Lights Raspberry […]

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Digital making for new parents

Solving problems that are meaningful to us is at the core of our approach to teaching and learning about technology here at the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Over the last eight months, I’ve noticed that the types of digital making projects that motivate and engage me have changed (can’t think why). Always looking for ways to […]

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Steampunk radio jukebox

Spyrul breathed new life into his great-grandparents’ 1930s Westinghouse with a Raspberry Pi, an amplifier HAT, Google Music, and some serious effort. The result is a really beautiful, striking piece. The radio With a background in radio electronics, Spyrul had always planned to restore his great-grandparents’ mid-30s Westinghouse radio. “I even found the original schematics […]

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Pioneers winners: only you can save us

She asked for help, and you came to her aid. Pioneers, the winners of the Only you can save us challenge have been picked! Can you see me? Only YOU can save us! I need your help. This is a call out for those between 11- and 16-years-old in the UK and Republic of Ireland. […]

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CoderDojo: 2000 Dojos ever

Every day of the week, we verify new Dojos all around the world, and each Dojo is championed by passionate volunteers. Last week, a huge milestone for the CoderDojo community went by relatively unnoticed: in the history of the movement, more than 2000 Dojos have now been verified! 2000 Dojos This is a phenomenal achievement […]

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Sean Hodgins’ video-playing Christmas ornament

Standard Christmas tree ornaments are just so boring, always hanging there doing nothing. Yawn! Lucky for us, Sean Hodgins has created an ornament that plays classic nineties Christmas adverts, because of nostalgia. YouTube Christmas Ornament! – Raspberry Pi Project This Christmas ornament will really take you back… Ingredients Sean first 3D printed a small CRT-shaped […]

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The Raspberry Pi Christmas shopping list 2017

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for a beloved maker in your life? Maybe you’d like to give a relative or friend a taste of the world of coding and Raspberry Pi? Whatever you’re looking for, the Raspberry Pi Christmas shopping list will point you in the right direction. For those getting started Thinking about […]

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Marvellous retrofitted home assistants

As more and more digital home assistants are appearing on the consumer market, it’s not uncommon to see the towering Amazon Echo or sleek Google Home when visiting friends or family. But we, the maker community, are rarely happy unless our tech stands out from the rest. So without further ado, here’s a roundup of […]

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The Pi Towers Secret Santa Babbage

Tired of pulling names out of a hat for office Secret Santa? Upgrade your festive tradition with a Raspberry Pi, thermal printer, and everybody’s favourite microcomputer mascot, Babbage Bear. The name’s Santa. Secret Santa. It’s that time of year again, when the cosiness gets turned up to 11 and everyone starts thinking about jolly fat […]

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GPIO expander: access a Pi’s GPIO pins on your PC/Mac

Use the GPIO pins of a Raspberry Pi Zero while running Debian Stretch on a PC or Mac with our new GPIO expander software! With this tool, you can easily access a Pi Zero’s GPIO pins from your x86 laptop without using SSH, and you can also take advantage of your x86 computer’s processing power […]

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