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New software to get you started with high-altitude ballooning 0

New software to get you started with high-altitude ballooning

Right now, we’re working on an online project pathway to support you with all your high-altitude balloon (HAB) flight activities, whether you run them with students or as a hobby. We’ll release the resources...

Ten awesome 3D-printable Raspberry Pi goodies 0

Ten awesome 3D-printable Raspberry Pi goodies

3D printing has become far more accessible for hobbyists, with printer prices now in the hundreds instead of thousands of pounds. Last year, we covered some of the best 3D-printable cases for the Pi,...

Tired of queuing for the office toilet? Meet Occu-Pi 0

Tired of queuing for the office toilet? Meet Occu-Pi

This is the story of Occu-Pi, or how a magnet, a Raspberry Pi, and a barrel bolt saved an office team from queuing for the toilet. The toil of toilet queuing When Brian W....

Raspbian update: first-boot setup wizard and more 0

Raspbian update: first-boot setup wizard and more

After a few months of hiding in a dark corner of the office muttering to myself (just ask anyone who sits near me how much of that I do…), it’s time to release another...

MagPi 71: Run Android on Raspberry Pi 0

MagPi 71: Run Android on Raspberry Pi

Hey folks, Rob here with good news about the latest edition of The MagPi! Issue 71, out right now, is all about running Android on Raspberry Pi with the help of emteria.OS and Android...

Track your speed and distance while skateboarding 0

Track your speed and distance while skateboarding

Fight the urge to chant the Avril Lavigne song as you cruise the streets on Pieter Thomas’s speed- and distance-tracking skateboard. Instant approval “That is sweet!” exclaimed Ben Nuttall when I shared this project...

Track your speed and distance while skateboarding 0

Track your speed and distance while skateboarding

Fight the urge to chant the Avril Lavigne song as you cruise the streets on Pieter Thomas’s speed- and distance-tracking skateboard. Instant approval “That is sweet!” exclaimed Ben Nuttall when I shared this project...

Tim Peake congratulates winning Mission Space Lab teams! 0

Tim Peake congratulates winning Mission Space Lab teams!

This week, the ten winning Astro Pi Mission Space Lab teams got to take part in a video conference with ESA Astronaut Tim Peake! ESA Astro Pi students meet Tim Peake Uploaded by Raspberry...

Make your own custom LEDs using hot glue! 0

Make your own custom LEDs using hot glue!

Tired of using the same old plastic LEDs in your projects? It’s time to grab a hot glue gun and some confectionary moulds to create your own custom LEDs! Blinky LEDs! Lighting up an...

Fancy making a motion-tracking eye in a jar? 0

Fancy making a motion-tracking eye in a jar?

Using motion detection and a Raspberry Pi Zero W, Lukas Stratmann has produced this rather creepy moving eye in a jar. And with a little bit of, ahem, dissection, you can too! Floating Eye...