Raspberry Pi articles in specialist magazines


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by Montala » Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:50 pm
Although we already have a thread entitled "News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi", I though it would be good idea, now that customers have started to receive and to use them, to start a new thread covering articles in 'printed' as opposed to on-line magazines, which actually cover the Pi in more detail (not just to short 'reviews') and which explain in some, usually illustrated, detail everything from the initial set-up to programming related subjects.

For example, the latest (Issue 114) Linux User & Developer could almost be taken as a Raspberry Pi magazine itself, as the entire front cover is taken up with a picture of the Pi, and a large banner saying "Develop with Raspberry Pi"

Inside there are no less that 12 pages of 'expert Raspberry Pi tutorials' covering such topics as Programming in Python, Building a Node.js web server, and also (one I am following myself at the moment) Virtualise Raspberry Pi, using QEMU to emulate a fully functional replica.

Heavy stuff, some might think, but the previous issue contained, in addition to a 5 star two page review, a four page article by none other than our very own Liam Fraser entitled 'Setting Up the Raspberry Pi, with plenty of pictures and screen shots, which I know a lot of folk like to see.

There are others also, such as the four page article by Jonathan Roberts in the July edition of Linux Format magazine, on getting started, which may well be of interest to those who (like me) are still waiting to receive their Raspberry Pi's, and there are others I could mention also, but I think I will leave it at that for now!
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by AndrewS » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:04 pm
Older news, but RaspberryPi was also the cover feature (with a 7-page article) of the April edition of Linux Format http://www.linuxformat.com/archives?issue=156
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by pilchard » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:17 am
Here in Australia , RBPi has made quite an impact in our 3 major computer magazines , not bad considering there aren't any here yet .
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by AndrewS » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:35 am
pilchard wrote:Here in Australia , .... , not bad considering there aren't any here yet .

Huh?! viewtopic.php?f=23&t=7290
search.php?keywords=Australia
http://rastrack.ryanteck.org.uk/
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by MINKIN2 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:55 pm
Gotta say I do like seeing the UK Linux mags giving the R-Pi so much coverage. For the last year many of the publications were giving so much space to Android that they become nothing more than bloated "Which-Android tab" magazines.

It's good to see them going back to having the how-to's and Linux tips and tricks with the Raspberry-Pi now. This months linux format even comes with the Pi's Debian image too :)
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by liz » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:31 pm
It does? On an SD card? This is news to us - and we're very pleased to hear it! Please let me know more if you have a copy - this deserves at least a tweet.
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by AndrewS » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:18 am
It's just the downloadable Debian image, included on their cover-DVD.
http://www.linuxformat.com/archives?issue=159
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by darkwombat » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:45 am
AndrewS wrote:
pilchard wrote:Here in Australia , .... , not bad considering there aren't any here yet .

Huh?! viewtopic.php?f=23&t=7290
search.php?keywords=Australia
http://rastrack.ryanteck.org.uk/
;)

I agree - I have one - paid over odds for it from UK but I have one.
I also still have one on Back Order from Element 14 but am not holding my breath for that to arrive in the next n months.
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by roberthazelby » Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:31 pm
Issue 1126 of Micro Mart featured an excellent Raspberry Pi Starters Guide, written by David Hayward. The guide explained how to set up your CF card, how to get the GUI to autostart, and also how to get VNCServer to start a session once the GUI had loaded.

I'm reliably informed that further Pi related articles are currently being put together by the Micro Mart team.
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by RandomCoder » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:04 pm
roberthazelby wrote:I'm reliably informed that further Pi related articles are currently being put together by the Micro Mart team.

This is great news, it's been a long time since I was a Micro Mart subscriber and this might just encourage me to take up another subscription. I still regularly buy the mag from the news stand when an article catches my eye but to be honest I'm bored of all the Motherboard and Chipset articles. In the current climate who can afford to buy all this new tech?
The RPi is like a breath of fresh air, lets hope it gets more and more how too articles!

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by roberthazelby » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:39 pm
Evening all,

Just a quick heads-up to let you know that this week's (issue 1219) issue of Micro Mart magazine features a double page spread related to the Raspberry Pi.

Written by David Briddock, the article covers:

- Some background info on the initial Pi hype at the start of the year
- The Raspberry Pi Programming Competition started on the 7th July at Games Brittania
- Details of the competition prizes
- How to run the Raspberry Pi OS using a Virtual Box
- A brief overview of some of the languages you can program in on the Pi
- Details of how to enter

The above subjects are all pretty brief, but it's a nice starter article, and it's clear there's more to come in future issues as David Briddock comments:

"If Python is a new language for you, then look out for my new series 'Learn Python on the Raspberry Pi' coming soon to Micro Mart".
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by Montala » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:37 pm
It is time I gave another 'plug' to "Linux User & Developer" who have now started to include a printed Raspberry Pi mini-magazine inside each monthly issue.

I first mentioned Issue No. 114 in my opening post, but their next issue (No. 115) contained no less than 14 pages of 'Raspberry Pi goodness' including a long article on the making (or baking!) of the Raspberry Pi, together with features on 'Write your own utilities' and 'Turn your Pi into an Internet radio'.

The latest issue (No. 116) which may not actually be in the shops yet, as I have only just received my 'subscriber' issue... you can't miss it though as it has a big red raspberry and 'Raspberry Pi' in large letters on the outside front cover... contains yet another '12 pages of delicious Pi' featuring 'Coding for Kids', 'GUI programming' and how to 'Build a retro arcade emulator with your Raspberry Pi'.

These articles are not all written by the Foundation's own Liam Fraser, but I a feeling that he is the man behind it all... thanks Liam!

Although some of the other articles in the magazine are way over my head, it is good to see the Raspberry Pi being so well featured in a popular Linux magazine.... long may it continue! :)
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by roberthazelby » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:17 pm
Micro Mart's coverage of the Pi continues...

In this week's issue (number 1220), David Briddock introduces the Python programming language over four pages.

The article's really nicely written, with lots of notes and explanations as it goes along.

If you're thinking about having a go with Python this could be a good course to follow.

Next week we're promised a tutorial covering loops in Python.
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by DavidBriddock » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:29 pm
There's more information about my Micro Mart 'Learn Python on the Raspberry Pi' series here:
http://davidbriddock.blogspot.com/2012/ ... ry-pi.html

My aim is to create a series that's interactive, educational and fun - regardless of the reader's age or computing experience.

Many thanks to Robert for his kind words.
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by SimonFD » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:16 pm
PC Pro Issue 216 October 2012
The Raspberry Pi logo fills most of the front cover!
Inside is a Scratch Tutorial a Python/PyGame Tutorial and a competition!

Amazing coverage :o
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by MrSwashplate » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:27 am
The September edition of Everyday Practical Electronics (EPE) has just reached the UK shops.
It has an article on building a RTC to add to the RPi, very simple 1307 circuit, connection to GPIO and code to call and update the system time.

The August edition had an introduction/overview article, and it looks like they will are doing regular articles on the RPi - so there may be other interesting projects in the future.
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by HangFire » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:06 pm
I was pleased to find good coverage in the UK magazine PCPlus (August).
"The Raspberry Pi Special"
It was on the "flip side" of the magazine. Full back cover splash plus 16 pages.
General description through such things as SD card preparation, Gertboard, ssh and ending with setting up a samba server.

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