Google has exciting plans for Raspberry Pi in 2017 - help them by filling out this survey!
Helping people everywhere to learn new skills
Pat Peters documents his build of a working Weasley Clock, a Harry Potter-inspired location tracker.
We'll welcome educators from around the world to more than 50 events
Wordery used the Raspberry Pi to make warehouse automation simple and flexible
Bringing Compute Module into the Raspberry Pi 3 era
Coming to cities around the UK
CEO Philip Colligan shares plans to inspire young makers, support educators and grow our community
From Issue 50, The MagPi Magazine Community Profile highlights Michael Horne and Tim Richardson
Piet Rullens turned his holiday footage into a creative project for his wall.
We reveal our first ever Pioneers challenge
Meet the Interactive POV Globe from the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.
Highlights of the Raspberry Pi builds on Bob Clagett's I Like To Make Stuff YouTube channel
Innovative dunking mechanism
2017's most unsettling post so far. (We set a low bar.)
What to do with your Christmas Pi...
Estefannie introduces us to the world of 'digital baking'
Free DVD with The MagPi enables you to run PIXEL on your PC and Mac
Our desktop environment for x86 machines
Automate your response to this year's Christmas cracker jokes
In March, both the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Code Club will be turning five. Join our celebration.
Write your next masterpiece without distractions, thanks to the Scripto
The holidays can be a time for digital making with family
Slack client developed for Commodore 64 uses Raspberry Pi to translate the API
The rock-shaped Nest sat snug on top of Table Mountain, hiding away a musical secret.
Train anywhere in the world with the Raspberry Pi Foundation!
Peeqo; your new GIF-powered office assistant
From Issue 49, The MagPi Magazine Community Profile shines a light on Zach Igielman
Your Raspberry Pi Christmas Shopping List is here!
3D print your own Raspberry Pi and Code Club decorations
Train with The Raspberry Pi Foundation anywhere in the world!
British Engineer Andy Moxon offers up a lowdown of Kosovo's first ever Pi Wars event.
Pick an exciting project for your Hour of Code challenge!
Details of some security changes we have made to our Raspbian image
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city through your desktop or mobile phone
Jelly Babies, laser cutters and trench foot at MozFest 2016
Let's get it on!
The MagPi Christmas Special is packed with fun, festive projects
Solve challenges using digital making and win awesome prizes!
A 64-bit OS for Raspberry Pi
The Official Raspberry Pi Projects Book Volume 2 is on sale now
The Computer Aid turns a Raspberry Pi into a portable router
An assistive loom powered by Raspberry Pi
This pressure-sensing football can help rebuild neural networks.
Matt Richardson tells his story of going from hobbyist to career maker
Capture tonight's supermoon with a Raspberry Pi
The University of York challenges new students to a Raspberry Pi-off
Nicole He explores the sweet spot of video game controlling.
Good day? Bad day? Kittens!
See you later, boi.
There may be such a thing as too much IoT...
Spinach, carbon nanotubes and landmines
Dr. William Bell reports from the CERN Coding Pi Science event, with a guest appearance from Babbage
Joshua Krosenbrink's World of Light shows worldwide website feedback in a stunning way
Portrait? Landscape? It doesn't matter with the FlipFrame rotating picture frame!
"Sisters, All Hallow's Eve has become a night of frolic, where children wear costumes and run amok!"
Learn new coding skills with The MagPi magazine's burgeoning book range
Create a realistic lighting effect for your Halloween pumpkin
Robots, arcade machines, underwater cameras, C tutorials, Halloween projects, and more!
Saving eyesight in India with a Raspberry Pi-powered ophthalmoscope
Secure your Pi from Dirty COW
Dodging parking fines with Raspberry Pi and computer vision
Mike Smith adds light to his vinyl collection and music selection
Sisyphus is Bruce Shapiro's amazing Pi-powered kinetic art piece
Brand-new special Educator's Edition of The MagPi launched, packed full of inspiration!
You'll never believe who this Nintendo Entertainment System grew up to be...
Matt Richardson explains how the first ten million Pis will have lasting effects
The team headed to Maker Faire New York to check out what's new in the world of making and hacking
Build digital signage systems etc
Learn the most popular coding language in the world
It's hands-free time with the recent update to the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) API
Ten weird facts...sorry. We'll stop now.
A royal celebration of ten million Raspberry Pis and our amazing community
Laura, Dan, Lorna, and Lauren bring some Pi love to Glasgow
Bloomberg Business's Hello World sent Ashlee Vance to cover Raspberry Pi (and punt)
Inspiring entries and fantastic winners in the element14 Pi IoT Smarter Spaces Design Challenge
Students and teachers across Europe can enter our new Astro Pi challenge: run your code in space!
YouTuber mrfid72 discovered evidence of a little furry critter occupying his shed so grabbed his Pi.
Enter a room to your own theme music with Doorjam
We celebrate our 50th issue with 50 amazing builds
The new desktop environment for Raspbian
A vintage movie camera gets a new lease of life thanks to a Raspberry Pi Zero and Camera Module
Zach fits a RetroPie Zero within a NES cartridge for ultimate respect points
Florian built a two-metre tall sunrise lamp alarm to help him wake up slowly
David Pride took inspiration from a £1 toy and built a set of air drums using Wii Remotes
Daniel Chote built walkie-talkies for his kids, and the Pi team 'bingeflixed' Stranger Things
Clodagh O'Mahony created a dress to quantify physical social interaction for her thesis
Tempest in a teacup
Help us, we're melting.
Exploring Raspberry Pi’s role in the transformation of libraries in the digital age
We'll train 300 educators and add more cities in 2017
A machine for nostalgia. Revel in the bleeps and bloops.
Control a marionette with your Raspberry Pi and Simon Monk's nifty kit.
Play with a free Sense HAT on your Raspberry Pi desktop!
We've sold 10 million computers, and to celebrate we're launching an official starter kit
The MagPi is now available in Germany. Here's how to get Das offizielle Raspberry Pi Magazin today!
Drag-and-drop custom Raspberry Pi SD card setup for your Mac or PC
Using deep learning to grade vegetables
Becky uses a Pi Camera to identify her noisy neigbours
14-year-old James builds Gran Check to relieve worries for the elderly
Dominique Laloux provides Western Africa with more opportunity
Run your containers on Raspberry Pi with official Raspbian Jessie support
A retro phone becomes a Pi-powered book recommendation device
Also take one small step and make your own Apollo Pi
A magical A Level project from Bethanie Fentiman
We want your input on our celebratory feature
Replace your boring car radio with a multi-functional carputer
The power of polycrop farming in the smallest of spaces, powered by a Pi 3
Learn simple electronics with GPIO Zero
Detect earthquakes with your Raspberry Pi
Space animations, Astro Pi and temp tattoos at Camp Bestival
How software support is critical to Raspberry Pi’s success
Art and science join forces to make air pollution visible
A Swiss retailer uses Raspberry Pis and the Touch Display in their showrooms.
A summary of the Astro Pi science results
Play with a free Sense HAT in your browser!
Skycademy 2016 or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Firing Range
A look at the new Ethernet boot mode
A look at the new USB mass storage boot mode
I'm on a boat!
OpenROV's Trident underwater drone has a Raspberry Pi inside.
Pi Wars - adult and school teams are invited to enter!
Eastlea Community School weather station
We also invite you to the Scratch Olympics
Join us for a day of tinkering!
Code your own driverless race car with Pi Zero and PiBorg!
Zing! Kapow! Mint! Newt!
Bees are important. Bees are important. Bees are important.
Hacking and Making with Minecraft, out now!
Rocket man James Dougherty sends the Pi to the sky with Rocket-Pi
Bopping the night away to disco Star Wars
IoT builds that we have run out of adjectives for
Steph's new at Pi Towers. We're turning her into a maker.
Compete in the Scratch Olympics!
You can be my wingman any day.
Arnav Sharma's award-winning asthma monitoring kit
A smartwatch, clad in collectable pleather
A very neat Pi Zero hack
Raspberry Pi visits the American Library Association's annual conference and exhibition.
A spot of home automation from the forums
Another brilliant Adafruit project
Hamster-powered, hamster-drawing plotter
Classroom computing in Southend
Get a free poster and Astro Pi mission patch exclusively in issue 47!
A game England might actually be good at
Ever wondered how our organisation works? Find out here.
Learn to code on your Raspberry Pi with Scratch and the team behind the official Pi magazine
As Tim Peake's mission comes to an end, what will become of our Astro Pis, Ed and Izzy?
Alexa IoT projects win prizes
The coolest of projects from CoderDojos around the world
Producing clean drinking water with a Raspberry Pi, some simple chemicals, and sunlight
This projects gets a 👍 from us
Raspberry Pi and Google create beautiful poetry together
Teaching coding to hearing impaired young people in Mexico City
Our spacefaring Raspberry Pis face their toughest challenge yet. Who can help them?
A spot of history, and a masterclass event
Dave's been at it again: here's how the new Zero with camera performs at altitude.
Our Creative Technologists' year in (mostly) pictures
A bluetooth-controlled motorised skateboard. Take that, hills.
Including the biggest Raspberry Pi we've seen!
An Earthbound planetary rover
Google DeepMind donates $100 000 of AlphaGo's prize to Code Club
Output from old and new infrared camera boards
3D images that hang in the air
A single-hand keyboard using Raspberry Pi and GPIO Zero
Make your house a smart home with Raspberry Pi and OpenHAB
All balloons, all the time. We are ready to launch and currently accepting applications.
Learn electronics with the Raspberry Pi and much more
Mapping a marathon with a Raspberry Pi (and a donations buzzer)
A message from Tim Peake about the Astro Pi Coding Challanges
CNC machines too expensive? Build your own!
Image identification in real time - imagine the possibilities!
Get started with Node-RED - as easy as ringing a bell
A camera that takes somebody else's pictures
All your most commonly asked Picademy questions answered
Lots more Zeros in stock, with a new feature added
Details of what has changed in the latest Raspbian release
Swap out your remote control for a nonchalant wave of the hand
Importing weather from the Cayman Islands to your aquarium
Make a tropical plant habitat regulated by a Pi 3 and an Energenie Pi-Mote
New VNC from RealVNC remotes everything on every Pi
Why you should apply for the Principia Schools Conferences
PIK3A, a retrogaming IKEA hack
Passionate and enthusiastic educators to the front of the line!
An independent network for Syria
Amazing digital making by teams from schools
Also inside: NeoPixels, SenseHAT science, arcade machines, and more!
A custom console with an elegant approach to parental control
A personalised media player for a kid with autism spectrum disorder
Raspberry Pi in an NHS trial
Announcing our new upgraded camera boards, based on the Sony IMX219 sensor
Software optimisations making Scratch on the Raspberry Pi run like greased lightning.
Archiving and playing old games in a museum environment
In Part 2 of Ed and Izzy's story, our intrepid computers get to work in space!
Celebrating makers and innovators across Europe
Adafruit are at it again
Laura's been at the Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire. Here's what she did there.
Our favourite Pi Zero gaming hack so far
Grow your own fish, and potatoes to make the chips
The results of the Astro Pi Coding Challanges are in! Are you a winner?
Intelligent cat exerciser
Join us in Newcastle for Picademy or Code Club Teacher Training
Crowdsourcing the world's largest cosmic ray telescope
Hound-releasing as a service
Blending analog and digital technology
Hosting this website on Pi 3s
Power up your life in issue 44 of The MagPi, the official Raspberry Pi magazine
Your very own, adaptable Star Trek user interface
Building your own virtual assistant
We loved meeting old friends and new at SXSW!
Raspberry Pi Oracle weather stations shipped
You've printed some great flight cases. Your new challenge is to hack the design.
Submit your Sonic Pi tunes and MP3 player code by noon on 31 March
Low-power, USB-connected, 314 GB hard drive
All the fun of the 1980s, incl. full colour instructions
Code Clubs aren't just for schools!
An untried platform, a modified software stack, a peak-traffic day. What could possibly go wrong?
Happy Pi Day! Here's ScummVM for Raspberry Pi.
Our Creative Technologists reveal their work on 23 April in Cambridge
All about Raspberry Pi's big birthday bash
Small, stackable independent motor control for Pi Zero
Raspberry Pi celebrates International Women's Day
Astro Pis Ed and Izzy star with Tim Peake in new video from the ISS
We heard you wanted them in print. Here they are!
Stats, specs, benchmarks for the Pi 3 along with news, projects and reviews
Apply to join us for the next Picademy in the USA
Happy birthday to us!
It's our 4th/1st birthday on Monday!
A new resource from Dan "watch the capitalisation" Aldred.
Robot claw wants to play
Raspberry PiLab - a travelling computer laboratory as a solution for PyCon Namibia
15 awesome games for Raspberry Pi, free to to download and play!
Get news, projects and articles from the Raspberry Pi community in your inbox every Friday
A quick, simple set up for a locally viewable live stream
Out now with physical and LEGO projects
Fantastic project found in our forums
Fantastic, full, free games from the GameMaker community
Tim Peake needs code for an MP3 player and some tunes to play. Can you help?
Creative computing with Raspberry Pis, bangs and bananas
Packed workshops, thousands of conversations and a Raspberry Jam
Updates, bug fixes - and one other thing...
You've been asking for it for almost a year now!
You won't believe that a $5 computer can do this one weird thing.
Plying the lakes of the Netherlands
With new coding challenges you can take part in!
We also have ten great HATs for you to check out!
Has anybody seen the sticky tape?
Ouch my back
Stop signs, traffic lights and more
And it's all thanks to you!
Where would the internet be without cats?
A peaceful spot in a busy city
Avoiding mud in Southend-on-Sea
It's space time!
There's a warm seat waiting for you at Pi Towers
Bringing free educational software to vulnerable children in Mali
Customisable physical dashboard. Your desk will never be the same again.
Voice-activated personal assistant from a 13-year-old inventor
Teachers! Apply to become a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator.
Inspiring Pi Zero projects
Human versus Sense HAT
Welcoming new colleagues - and some job ads
Come and celebrate with us!
Our professional development workshop is coming to Mountain View, CA!
Photograph things in the distance
Come and meet us at this year's Bett show!
Extraordinary technology that makes a difference
Merry Christmas! Got a new Pi? Read on!
Grab the latest edition of the official Raspberry Pi magazine, The MagPi, today!
Christmas fun and games with the Sense HAT
Our favourite Christmas lights project of 2015
Zapping the Dark Side
A high-school girl from America brings coding to a school in rural India
Some Scottish Jam
Need a gift for the Pi-lover in your life? Start here!
Gorgeous persistence of vision project from Adafruit
Conductive paint activity board
Make Games with Python with The MagPi's latest Essentials e-book
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
Pis in space!
Pi Wars - a Jam-packed robotics guest post from 10-year-old Femi
Easy timelapse for nocturnal pets
Official calendar, with bonus February 29!
The Astro Pi flight hardware launch is tonight!
The latest set of changes to the Foundation's Raspbian image
What it's like setting up a hardware business from scratch
Keeping tabs on the office pet
This was a triumph.
A Raspberry Pi for $5
Alex is ten. Here's his amazing school project.
Physical computing just got a whole lot more accessible with this one weird trick
Cracking projects to help beginners and intermediate programmers enjoy this year's Hour of Code
200 pages collecting issues 31-35 of The MagPi. The perfect Christmas gift!
Our Gordon Hollingworth judges York undergrads in the Raspberry Pi Challenge
An awesome army of volunteers took Raspberry Pi to MozFest 2015
The Raspberry Pi Foundation education team trains 25 of Barclays' Digital Eagles
The MagPi issues one to 30 are now available on our digital apps, for free
Bringing visual arts coding to Raspberry Pi
Watch Fran Scott blow stuff up with Raspberry Pi ... for Science!
CAS hubs allow educators, developers and industry experts to meet up. We hosted our first last week.
Pi fans meet up at booksellers across the United States
Astro Pi competition winner Hannah on peak-time TV with astronaut Tim Peake
The new Astro Pi website is now live and packed full of space-age awesome
Yasmin Curren reflects on the exciting possibilities of a tool for creative coding
Conquer the command line with The MagPi's new Essentials e-book
Raspberry Pi Foundation and Code Club join forces
Learn to solder and control LEDs with your Raspberry Pi using this fun wintry kit!
Raspberry Pi workshops for young people in London, 6-8 Nov
Try our independent learning activities, lesson plans and schemes of work
More spooky shenanigans than you can shake an SD card at
Meet other community members and check out The MagPi in print!
Raspberry Pi weather station update
What it’s like to enter the world of digital making as a beginner
An update on the Astro Pi mission
Raspberry Pi cyber-weaponry
Raspberry Pi Compute Module in CubeSat on-board computers
A round up of events following our free High Altitude Ballooning CPD
The largest ever student hackathon
A simplified platform for the elderly
A conversing K-9, multi-functional sonic screwdrivers and a TARDIS that's flown to the stratosphere
Raspberry Jam Berlin take us to our first European Maker Faire
HomoFaciens captures the September supermoon eclipse with a Raspberry Pi camera
Scratch is now faster and has built-in GPIO support
Soldering Sunday is raising funds for Buzz, a fun educational kit, on Kickstarter.
New Yorkers go hands-on with the new display, Sense HAT, Astro Pi, and The MagPi
Final preparations with the Astro Pi units. They launch in 10 weeks!
PyConUK is one of the Education Team's favourite events of the year
A favourite project revisited
A new version of Raspbian is now available
Synthesizing audio representations of mineral patterns
New Windows 10 Core Starter Pack for Raspberry Pi 2 - great projects for getting started
Monitor your environment with a gas- and particulates-sensing HAT
Boldly going, and all that jazz
Retro gaming with strings attached
Meet us at the Faire!
A new HomoFaciens tutorial
A humane solution
You can do the cube, but you don't have to.
We've beenworking on an education programme with the British Embassy in Tallinn
How not to hack the Raspberry Pi display
How will a Raspberry Pi look, ten years from now?
The official Raspberry Pi touch display is available now
Sonic Pi creator Sam Aaron teaches Radio 1 and 1Xtra's DJ MistaJam to live code music
Get new Raspberry Pi robot challenges delivered monthly
Arcade machine in a barrel
MATLAB and Simulink student suite
Fish tank temperature probe
How many programmers does it take to change a light bulb? None, that's a hardware problem.
For all your bananapiano needs
Buy real spacefaring hardware for your own experiments
Breathing new life into computing from the 60s
Astro Pi: Mission Update 5
An update to Skycademy, our free High Altitude CPD
A Kickstarter robotics course
What's more amazing than a talking dog? A spelling bee!
Giving old hardware new life
Education Pioneer Carrie Anne visit to Australia and Singapore
A Raspberry Pi ascends to 5.1km and videos the trip
Watch Carrie Anne, James and Ben's talks from this year's EuroPython conference
Slow-mo video FOR SCIENCE
Galleries are creepy places at night
Identifying bats by their echolocation calls
This month's MagPi extravaganza of hardware fun from Mike Cook
What would a solar eclipse look like on Mars?
Marc is very excited to get stuck into creating new learning resources
Monitor acoustic events underwater, save the whales
Here's the stuff we've been up to at Pimoroni since the last time we updated
The new issue is here and you can buy it in print today!
A Kindle, a Pi and some rubber bands
70s electronic toy meets millennial arcade classic
Free teacher training: Picademy@Google comes to Birmingham!
A helping hand for the tooth fairy
Pigeon racing, with added Pi
A build for audiophiles
A beautifully over-engineered alarm clock
Philip Colligan has survived his first couple of weeks at Pi Towers
We're hopelessly out-cooled
Minecraft with hammers
That's Waldo for those of you not in the UK.
The second annual Pi Wars - apply now!
A milestone for OSMC
Dance the night away with Dan Aldred
Video robot tutorial series
It's too darn hot.
Remote dog training
Pi-powered wildlife camera
A new issue, and news about the print version!
Grow your own chickens
Simplifying chicken husbandry
Just how big ARE dwarf planets?
Our free high altitude CPD takes place in Cambridge in August
One-way internet from space
Play a familiar game using nothing but the power of your mind
An absolute brute of a little robot
Gordon takes us on a whirlwind tour of injection moulding
A bird's eye view from a kite
We're excited to bring our professional development program stateside!
Digging deep into public data with the Wolfram Language
Monitor your beverage stock from anywhere in the world
Announcing the first EuroPython Education Summit
Adafruit building Arduino in the USA
Our free CPD for teachers takes place next in Cambridge in July
Teenagers build a wheelchair control system that uses eye movements
Hands-on learning with circuit boards and electric paint
Seeking creative, DIY girls who can make something BIG with small technology
Free download - tutorials, projects and much more!
The Raspberry Pi as movie extra
Make your own 128-voice sampler
A project from some of our Creative Technologists at the Art Hackathon
Astro Pi Mission update 3
No blog today, move along, nowt to see here.
Getting started with IoT
Pocket PiGRRL - RetroPie in your pocket
Tech Hero Awards 2015
Two factor authentication safe deposit box
TEDsters pose with the iconic logo and capture it with help from Raspberry Pi.
Modulo: a simple, modular solution for building electronic devices
A price cut for fans of Raspberry Pi 1
The Raspberry Pi Sense HAT
Details and pictures of the Astro Pi flight case
A chillingly competent attempt at world domination
Happy Scratch Day 2015
Details of the next set of user interface changes to the Raspbian desktop
Beyond the ribbon cable!
Kid hacking Dad's computer from her Raspberry Pi
Get to know the 2015 Raspberry Pi Creative Technologists!
What's been going on with the Astro Pi competition?
Free to download, and packed with goodies!
New developer preview has landed
The Raspberry Pi Foundation's new CEO
Many learning opportunities to be had at a Picademy near you in the South West!
A big boy did it and ran away.
Battery-powered, wireless LAN plotter
Steam Machines for those on a budget
The Benton Park Planets Suite
Affordable setup for photography fans
View CPU load remotely
An Amazonian biome, complete with weather
Alarm your family with mechanised farting
Nicholas Tollervey talks Pi in his Python in Education book
Launching Picademy@Google, our latest teacher training, thanks to Google!
Make your own homebrew smartphone
First-year splendiferousness from Imperial College Chemistry students
Comprehensive home monitoring and automation
Automating a mushroom grow
Giving the Tin Man a heart
We accidentally sent a Pi into space
70 pages of essential Raspberry Pi knowledge and know-how
Pi-based engineering and tech education for school students in Mongolia
Teeny-tiny home automation
Compact power and power management, solar version also available
Thank you for making us feel less alone
Photos, videos and measurements captured during Friday's partial eclipse
Centralised user accounts and file storage for your Raspberry Pi classroom
The story of how Raspberry Pi became a key component in this kit.
A doorbell that phones you, texts you and streams video
Dave Akerman helps cover the eclipse for the BBC, with some Pis
The education team are taking Picademy to the National STEM Centre in York
The first Compute Module Kickstarter product to reach backers
Launching a new creative PCB board - DOTS!
Partnership with BBC Make it Digital
The Star Wars Death star scene animated in Minecraft Pi
Carrie-Anne Philbin on BBC Technobabble
Find an event near you to celebrate Raspberry Pi!
Flight Hardware Technical Specifications for the Astro Pi HAT
A light organ built into a guitar pedalboard
Pianos as PlayStation controllers
What Mythic Beasts did one Monday last month
We're aching all over. That was a great weekend.
For once, the cake is not a lie!
All change at The MagPi
Display street maps with your Raspberry Pi.
Introducing our new Creative Technologists youth programme
Our newest member of Raspberry Pi Education Team - Welcome James!
Most romantic project EVER.
Possibly the best thing on the entire internet
Answers about open source and the display board
Video of Eben from RS Components
Gather round to discuss the results of the Sonic Pi competition
Get the MagPi Vol 3 in print, and Issue 30 out now
We're touting celebratory events across the United States.
Get your school involved!
More fun for your money with Pi 2
How does the Pi 2 stack up?
A Pi2 roundup
The newest addition to the Raspberry Pi family
Student-made video games in the English literature classroom
Music and code from kids in Leeds
More details on our big birthday event!
A big thank you to all who came to see us at BETT
An interactive installation powered by Raspberry Pi
A new Kickstarter from Pimoroni
A refreshed look and feel to our free learning resources
Live from Tennessee Aquarium
Fran will be performing her show #Error404: The Explosions-based computing show
Is this the youngest Pi tutorial maker yet?
Raspberry Pi turns three (three!) next month and we would love you to come to our birthday party!
More from Andy Proctor
Research into real-time learning and control
Join us for talks, workshops and more
Home-made arcade controllers
How to hack your staircase
Watch from anywhere in the world
Hello! I'm Matt Richardson, the newest member of the Raspberry Pi team.
Full DIY instructions
A better toolchain for GPGPU on Pi
Some background to the Raspbian UI changes
Fruity happenings from NYC
Clips from this year's lectures
He's making a list and checking it twice
Monitoring wildlife in extreme environments
Helping people stay independent in their own homes
2014's most distracting Christmas tree.
Social media techno-tree
This year's Christmas Lectures are sponsored by Raspberry Pi
Astrophotography and more
It's that time of year again!
Christmas holiday issue
We're sending Raspberry Pis to the International Space Station!
Win a B+ and help decorate Pi Towers!
Raspberry Pi robot competition
Call for presentations at the inaugural Raspberry Pi Compute Module developer conference
Dedicate just one hour to learning how to program with Raspberry Pi as part of Hour of Code Week.
Education for children without access to schools
Smell the glove!
Dashboard Raspberry Pi communicates with the office.
Haunting a medieval castle
Places like the Hub have a huge part to play in vocational education
A musical, educational add-on board by 14-year-old Zach Igielman
Submit a session for the Raspberry Pi Stand at Bett Show 2015
Powerful molecular identification on a low budget
An art installation for health professionals and carers
Kids from Northern Ireland talk about their local Jam
RasPi.TV's Pi agglomeration
New issue, out now!
The latest add-on from Gert
A step back into programming history
Amazing Minecraft mods with Python: a book about Minecraft programming for young people
Freshers' week challenge at the University of York
Controlling a propane kiln with a Raspberry Pi
Announcing the Model A+, a smaller, more energy-efficient, lower-cost version of the Raspberry Pi
As I type this, Emma is hugging herself and shouting "LOOK AT THE LOVELY
Ferran Fabregas worked out a couple of months ago how to render .jpg
Dr Sam Aaron is the creator of our musical programming environment, Sonic
Back in July we wrote about an exciting project aiming to make computing
A month or so ago, I had an email from a Dr Lucy Rogers (@DrLucyRogers), who
There's a lot of spooky Pi shenanigans going on this Halloween. Here at Pi
The good people at Adafruit pointed us at this video. Besides the fact that
You may remember our Education team attended PyConUK in Coventry last
Liz: We've got a number of good friends at Argon Design, a tech consultancy
Our good friends at Pimoroni have made a very sparkly HAT. We thought you'd
Alex Markley, a programmer, writer and comedian, has a young relative who,
Earlier this week, we talked about Raspberry Pi robots under the sofa.
Eben was speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt in London yesterday, where he had a
On Saturday December 6 (we're letting you know ahead of time so you've got
Last week saw the London Film Festival open with the premier of The
Liz: If you're a regular reader, you'll have noticed more and more frequent
Back in April we announced the Compute Module, and since then we've had a lot of interest from manufacturers
Today we're launching a new section of our website for information about
Liz: Annabel Oakley is eight years old. That makes her our youngest ever
At Picademy, our awesome free training course for teachers, I run a workshop
As an educational charity, education is at the heart of what we do here at
Earlier this year, we blogged about a shampoo ad that was running in the
We were directed to a Facebook page from Hong Kong this week. It's been set
Martin, our financial director, dropped by for a budget meeting yesterday.
Is that the date already? The new issue of The MagPi, the free magazine
Liz: Today's guest post is from David Mitchell, who emailed me last week
Ben Heck, King of the Makers, has made the prettiest point-and-shoot camera
If you're unlucky enough to have required precise, timed doses of drugs
When we announced the launch of the Model B+ back in July, we emphasized
These are the two words that Clive, our Director of Education
At the start of September, a film crew from CNBC came to visit Cambridge.
3D-printed wildlife cameras for research and conservation
No ... we're not adding a Start Menu or a paperclip assistant. This update
Sheffield has been a maker city for many years - the thriving steel
Rachel and Clive spent the weekend with the Pimoroni crew at the World Maker
Les Pounder is a big player in the Linux & free software community in
It’s been quiet around Pi Towers lately. Quiet and disquieting, rather
Ben: Here's a guest post from Steven Sloan, a developer at
If you head over to the downloads page, you'll find new versions of our
With the success of the first two productions from Saladhouse, our animator
Last month we put out a call for questions for our education and engineering
The Raspberry Pi has an HDMI port to connect a display. If your monitor only
At the end of August, Luke Westaway from CNET's Adventures in Tech came to
If you're a regular reader, you'll recall that a month or so ago, we
The deadline for this competition has been extended till 9th January
Last week saw Trondheim in Norway host a Maker Faire. Rather than go with
Back in the mid-seventies, when I was even smaller and more adorable than I
Are you a teacher? Have you got back-to-school blues after yesterday's
Update: Marco Barisione, who led the browser work at Collabora has written a
Carrie Anne Philbin, our Education Pioneer and author of the most excellent
Humongous write-up of Ben's trip to the States
Carrie Anne - I have an ongoing long-term love affair with Sonic Pi ever
As you might have spotted, if you follow us on Twitter, Eben and I spent the
Have you ever noticed the way that everybody takes the same photo when doing
Space mattersIn September 2014 (as in a couple of weeks) the new Computing
Carrie Anne: A few weeks ago, Raspberry Pi hosted its first ever Young
Dominique Laloux first got in touch with us in May 2013 when he was on the
Back in February 2014, Matt Timmons-Brown captured Gordon, our Head of
Helen: This December will see a Cambridge Raspberry Jam with a difference;
It's the summer holidays, and I know teachers will be enjoying a well earned
Teenage electronics enthusiast Lewis Callaway thought that an ad in which
We revealed the Raspberry Pi Compute Module back in April, and released the
So, you may have seen on our twitter or elsewhere that we were a host centre
Back in June, we mentioned Pete Warden's port of the Deep Belief
Helen: Today we're delighted to have a guest post from 17-year-old student
Liz: Rachel Rayns, our Creative Producer, makes a habit of finding
August's MagPi, the magazine for the Raspberry Pi community written by the
Today I fly to New York to start my Raspberry Pi USA Tour!
Liz: If you use Raspbian, you'll have noticed that Mathematica and the
The specification for Raspberry Pi add-on boards
Coding music on a Raspberry Pi with Sonic Pi has quickly become a great way
Got a great idea or project to teach kids about computing?
Need some help
On this day 100 years ago, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia in
Liz: Regular readers will be very familiar with the name Dave Akerman. Dave
Delivering computing education without elaborate infrastructure
Young Rewired State is a network of coders around the world. Every year an
Hey all! It's Rachel again. I have another amazing Art Showcase for you.
I heard about plans for a new Indiegogo fundraiser last week. It launches
Ben here: I'm on the education team at the Raspberry Pi Foundation in
On Monday and Tuesday this week we ran our third Picademy - two days of
The Raspberry Pi is a favourite tool of security researchers, and we've seen
Meet your new favourite piece of hardware.
In the two years since we
For your weekend reading pleasure, here's issue 25 of the MagPi! Published
A couple of weeks ago, we featured a first-year undergraduate project from
As you may have heard, the Boardroom at Pi Towers contains a wall covered in
Building your own remote-controlled robot or car is a favourite activity for
Liz: I wasn't at the Cambridge Raspberry Jam this weekend: I was working in
Adafruit's 3D Thursday series is getting us terribly excited every time they
There are many things that happen in my bathroom which I wish to keep
Greg Cope mailed us a few weeks ago with a pointer to this project, which
I've been pointed at a couple of videos which might interest you: you'll
Jeff Highsmith is from Make. His Mission Control Desk (a homework desk
Our good friends across the pond at Adafruit are running their first ever
Amy Mather's home automation work experience
Here's something rather special, which should resonate with those of
The Raspberry Pi Education team have really hit the ground running over the
Fuelled by Welsh cakes and a lot of sunshine, the team at Sony Pencoed have
Update: As Andrew mentions in the comments below, we recently made the
This week started with the second run of Picademy - our free CPD course
Hey all - Rachel here!
I have spent the last year talking with lots of
Lance Howarth is CEO of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, leading our charitable
What do you get if you cross a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES),
Apart from the bit where someone who shall not be named yanked a power cable
The MagPi's a little late this month, but it's full of good things. The
A quick post today: I'm in a tearing hurry trying to get our display for
We found a simply beautiful Raspberry Pi project over at Instructables:
What do you get if you cross a Raspberry Pi; 57 geometrically tiled,
Skinner boxes are a kind of apparatus used for conditioning and training
The MinIMU-9 v2 (catchy, no?) is a tiny inertial measurement unit (IMU). It
Recently a number of us were lucky enough to fly over to the Bay Area Maker
You may remember the announcement of our new open source documentation,
Doing the social media stuff that I do, I see a lot of cat-related stuff;
Ben: here's a guest post from one of our great community members, Alex
Update: from now on, you'll be able to find the most recent beta release of
As many of you know, our very own Carrie Anne Philbin spent most of last
A few days ago, we pushed out some more documentation for the forthcoming
You may have noticed on Twitter (or from their absence) that some of our
YouTuber Arganalth has an interesting hobby: music production using disk
Call for guest posts! I'm going to be away for ten days, and Ben and Helen
Liz: A few weeks ago, over the Easter holidays, we had Amy Mather, 14 years
One of our goals in launching the Raspberry Pi Compute Module was to provide
Liz: Last week's Cambridge Raspberry Jam was one of the biggest yet. I asked
RS Components, who, along with Farnell/element 14 make up our licensed
A quick poll of the office reveals that none of us knows anybody with a
Heston Blumenthal's production team got in touch last year to talk to us
UK teachers: want two days of free, top-class CPD? Check out Picademy, and
On 14th and 15th April we ran the first ever Raspberry Pi Academy for
The good people at Adafruit have a new tutorial up on making a wearable
Cyndi Minister runs The Twisted Purl, a yarn company in Arkansas. She's also
We were amazed to learn that this month's edition represents The MagPi's
On May 1, 1964, Professor John Kemeny ran the first BASIC program from a
Here's another guest post from Allison Taylor at Wolfram Research. We've
Michael Teeuw was out shopping with his girlfriend, when he noticed a
We think Craig Richardson's brilliant. His Python Programming for Raspberry
Update, May 6 2014: Dave's now filmed a teardown of the project, because so
Liz: Gordon Hollingworth, our Director of Software, has been pointing the
Here at Pi Towers, we are lucky enough to have more toilets than we have
Cases and add-ons free to good causes, schools and charities. Apply
Some of you will be aware that we've been working on a new, more responsive
Sanskriti Dawle and Aman Srivastav are second-year students at the Birla
A couple of books projects for you today. One is simple, practical and of
I'm about two weeks late to the party on this one - massive apologies to all
We met the folks from BitScope some months ago to talk about their plans for
We've just taken delivery of another video from the lovely guys at
Meet Jasper. He's like Siri, but much better, in that it's open-source and
I'm on the fence about whether or not this is an effective way to learn how
As regular readers will know, it’s been a busy time here at Pi Towers
The PA Raspberry Pi
It’s been a busy month for us here at Pi towers, and after the recent
You'll notice that things round here don't look like they used to. This
As you'll know if you've been following us here and on social media
At the end of February, Broadcom announced the release of full documentation
Work-in-progress LCARS interface
The office conversation this lunchtime went a bit like this:
Me: "Two beer
If you've been round here for any length of time, you've probably heard
We first came across kegerators last year: it never ceases to amaze me how
Are you a primary or secondary teacher in the UK? Do you want some free CPD?
After a workshop last week, Clive, our Director of Educational Development,
Alex Eames started doing amazing things with the Raspberry Pi very shortly
PiBorg are an organisation making add-on boards for your Raspberry Pi.
Even though Carrie Anne Philbin is working here at Pi Towers now, she's
Liz: you'll notice that this post has no pictures or video. That's because
**Update 28 March: Entries are now closed. Thanks to everyone who applied,
Allen Heard, Head of Computing at Ysgol Bryn Elian in North Wales (that's
When we wrote about accelerating Fast Fourier Transforms (FFTs) on the Pi
So you're at SXSW. And you want an up-to-the-minute cookie. What could be
Jetlag's grim. As you'll have gathered from Ben's post on Monday, I found
If you've emailed our info@ address in the last year, spoken to us about
Ben here - Liz is currently non-functional due to her body having no idea
A quick post today: I'm at the airport gate waiting to get on a plane.
Last month's MagPi fundraiser for a Volume 2 binder was a roaring success:
Ben Llewellyn Smith is Head of Computing and ECDL manager at AKS in Lytham
A quick post today: I'm pretty behind on work. (I've wasted most of today
There's been a media brouhaha about coding recently**. The Hour of Code puts
Two years ago today*, the Raspberry Pi Model B went on sale, selling 100,000
We have no details about this other than the video below. (A picture
Our good friends at Adafruit put this project on their Learning System
Some parents take the carrot approach to homework enforcement, others the
Last month we released an animation called What is a Raspberry Pi? which
It is a beautiful piece of hardware and I'm sure takes pride of place in
Don't forget to enter our latest competition: win an Adventures in Raspberry
A lot of you have had huge success in the last few months using our very own
The MagPi magazine is the single thing to have come out of the Raspberry Pi
Here's another guest post from Allison at Wolfram Research. Today we're
Last Friday night I spotted a tweet with a picture of a Raspberry Pi running
One of the biggest (and nicest) surprises for us over the last two years has
Yesterday, GitHub announced a new initiative to help students, teachers and
Last month we posted an alpha release of Tim Rowledge's port of Scratch to a
Matthew Timmons-Brown, aka The Raspberry Pi Guy, was in the office recently
From September 2014 Computing will be a subject in its own right in English
Issue 20, February 2014, of the excellent MagPi Magazine was released this
The 2014 Raspberry Jamboree is coming up at the end of February. Last year
Here's another guest post from Allison Taylor at Wolfram Research. Today
Last week we discovered an outstanding open source project which worked out
Ryan Walmsley is one of our favourite people. Towards the end of last year
The 8GB pre-flashed NOOBS SD cards we had in the Swag Store sold out pretty
Martin O'Hanlon's a familiar name in these parts, especially for fans of
Andrew Holme is well known to regular blog readers, as the creator of the
A lot of companies are building Raspberry Pi add-ons - Raspberry Pi
Jhonny Göransson was part of the team that made what's simply the daftest
Regular readers will know Dave Hunt well. He's behind some of the...no,
The RPF Education Team is just back from BETT, the education technology
We've rolled the forum database tables back to a snapshot taken around 2am
We've had an issue this afternoon with some corruption in the forums
We've just seen this: Prime Minister David Cameron's speech to the World
As you may have gathered from large hints we've been dropping, we're partway
A little-known fact: Eben and I are disgustingly sentimental. So when Matt
Here's another guest post from Allison Taylor at Wolfram, which is part of a
Sandy Walsh thought it'd be cool to host a trivia night in his living room.
I don't think there's anyone here at Pi Towers who doesn't use Steam for PC
A quick post today: I'm in Cardiff with Lorna, who you may have spoken to if
Update 21/1/14: Thanks for all of your entries, we've been overwhelmed by
LadyAda from Adafruit is one of my very favourite people. We have a
We're moving offices at the moment (a long and agonising process which is
Over the last year, we've seen big improvements in Scratch performance on
Accessing the camera module directly from Python
When we announced our $40 Model B plus SD card bundle back in August, a lot
I've actually held this project in my very own sweaty little hands: Michael
I had mail from Jürgen Huber at Logi.cals, an Austrian software firm, who
Carrie Anne wasn't our only new starter on Monday: we've also welcomed Dave
Liz: Here's a guest post from Pete Stevens at Mythic Beasts, our brilliant
Carrie Anne's end-of-year edition of Geek Gurl Diaries had some news in it
Have you been staring at the Mathematica and Wolfram Language icons on your
We're taking the day off today, but if you're thirsty for more about
We met Jon Stam at a Maker Faire last year. With Simon de Bakker, he's
Update: First aerial pictures are coming back from CLOUDY now. See
If you got a Raspberry Pi for Christmas, check out this post for some
If you're here because you got a Raspberry Pi for Christmas, then Happy
Update: Several commenters note that installing this beta can break various
Update: And that's it for our UK readers. It's Maplin or nothing now. Folks
Gert, creator of the Gertboard and Gertduino, and all-round good egg, has
True story: when we were in Tokyo for the Big Tokyo Raspberry Jam back in
The trusty alarm clock is a great tool for little kids who insist on getting
The shelves in my living room are groaning under the weight of DVD boxed
If you were one of the people following us on Twitter a couple of Saturdays
Under 18 and in the UK? Check out our Christmas giveaway!
We first met
Please note this competition is now closed.
You met Lance Howarth, the
Will Jessop is a systems administrator for 37signals and he runs the North
Gordon Hollingworth, our Director of Software, has been Googling himself,
The Raspberry Pi User Guide, co-authored by our very own Eben Upton with
December's MagPi was released this morning, and it's full of Christmas
Have you seen all that stuff in the news about Amazon's proposed new
I had mail yesterday from Andrew Gregory, a Linux journalist we've really
Well, that was a very long 30 days for both of us. Thanks to the following
We're welcoming a new member to the team at Pi Towers today. Some of you
I've been meaning to write about this for ages: I hate watering the garden.
You might remember that Eben has been taking part in Movember this month,
We are huge, giant, enormous fans of Carrie Anne Philbin. Carrie Anne's a
Before you go any further, please take a minute to consider your eyes. You
A guest post today: I'm just off a plane and can barely string a sentence
Gert van Loo is one of the Raspberry Pi Foundation's earliest volunteers. We
One of the best things about working on Raspberry Pi has been the
We first met Alex Klein shortly after we'd launched the Raspberry Pi, when
We first met Ryan Walmsley when he was fifteen, back in May 2012. He'd been
It took us almost exactly a year to sell the first million Raspberry Pis.
Here's a Friday night quickie (no, we're not nipping off to the pub
The blog's rather late today but definitely worth the wait we think. It's an
The Raspberry Pi is being used increasingly in professional products and
Clive: We like wearable computers; we like music; but most of all we like
The Lotter brothers have reached Cairo on their epic overland trip to South
This is just gorgeous. A hand-made, tiny version of the house from Pixar's
BBC Click interviewed Steve Wozniak this week, and he had a few words to say
I often get asked how old the youngest kids we see using the Pi are. A lot
Dave Conroy has done something pretty exceptional with his Raspberry Pi:
This year, Eben's participating in Movember, and growing a moustache to
Mail from the folks at the MagPi, the free to download magazine for the
Alex Eames runs RasPi.TV, which we think is probably the best of all the Pi
Today we've all been running around like squirrels preparing for winter,
Remember Amelia and Oliver? Earlier this year, aged seven and five, they
So your new Pi NoIR has plopped through the letterbox, and you've unpacked
Welcome, foolish mortals. I'm with Cory Doctorow on this one: the Haunted
Pi NoIR, the infrared version of our camera board, is available to purchase
You've got a week to build this portrait, whose eyes follow you around the
Back in April, Stewart Priest from Glasgow got in touch with me about an
I had an email on Monday morning from someone whose job title is "Witch
The University of York asked if we could send someone up to judge
David Whale, a STEM ambassador and all-round good egg, mailed me last week
I've got a sample of Pi NoIR, the camera board variant with no infrared
You may have heard rumours about something we're calling Pi NoIR (Pi, no
I just received an email from Nepal. Sakar is a member of Karkhana, a
A quicky today - I've been running from meeting to meeting all day and have
Local government CCTV is awful, and it's everywhere in the UK. But I'm much
Carrie Anne Philbin is the teacher we all wish we'd had. If you've been
We've talked before about how the camera board and the Model A are natural
Do you have any Halloween projects you'd like to share? Get them to us
We've reached a bit a landmark. As you'll know if you've been following us
Dave "Davespice" Honess, one of our indefatigable forum mods (a crack team
It's been a BBC-y week this week. Look East dropped in a few days ago, and
October's edition of The MagPi, the Raspberry Pi community magazine, which
A very short, but very important post today (I'd write more, but I have to
A short one today: I'm in Washington DC at Broadcom MASTERS, with the kids
One of the areas we're putting a lot of work into is XBMC performance -
Update: Rob has now added a "NOOBS Lite" option to the downloads page. NOOBS
One of our longstanding goals has been for Raspberry Pi to ship with a
As you've probably noticed, Raspberry Pi is a rather unusual organisation.
Carrie Anne Philbin, an absolutely inspirational CS teacher of the sort I
An introduction to computational thinking for 10-18 year olds
Universidad Galileo (Galileo University) in Guatemala have launched a free,
Updated to add: We've had some issues accepting comments for this post
Halloween's a little way off yet, but here in the USA, preparations are in
The video of Eben's LinuxCon keynote has just been made available: enjoy. If
You'll notice I'm posting quite late today: it's because I'm in the US for
Apologies for the late post today—I started playing about with Coder this
This is hands down the best bird feeder project we've seen yet. I got an
I met Akira Ouchi - or Akkie, as he prefers to be known (his site's in
RaspyFi was brought to our attention a few days ago: it's a distro designed
Electronics Weekly dropped in to the Pi factory in Pencoed, South Wales, did
Here's Pimoroni's latest.
We love Pimoroni. Their history as a
You might remember the post we wrote about BerryCam, a way to operate your
A couple of weeks back, Stuart Kerr from Liberty Games mailed me to let me
We know that a lot of you have iPhones - and there are some very useful
I've spoken to the board of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and I'm very
Will Goldie is a Boy Scout in California, working on his Eagle project. It's
There are a few changes at the MagPi, the free community magazine about the
Back in June, Raspberry Pi superfan Ryan Walmsley and Manchester
First up, we've got a bit of fantastic news today: we won an Index Award
This summer, Shakespeare's Globe theatre in London mounted a production of
A short post today: I'm running around getting ready to go to the airport.
If you were following the live feed and our live tweets on Saturday, you'll
We've been nominated for the People's Choice Award in next week's Index
Liz: Today we've got a guest post from our old high-altitude-ballooning
Last week, Adafruit published a tutorial on how to get Google Glass to
Liz: When Clive and I are asked what schools project in the past year has
I don't know much about this project. I spotted it earlier today on Twitter,
Katherine Scott, newly equipped with a Raspberry Pi camera board, was
We had some requests from people watching the video of What Gordon Did On
We've only just spotted Mens Amplio, an Indiegogo project which met its
Rob's in the US at the moment for a few weeks, covering the bits of the
Dr Gordon Hollingworth, our Head of Software, has been in Orlando visiting
Up until now, it's been difficult for people in Turkey to buy a Raspberry
The first question people usually ask upon meeting me is, "Can you ride a
You thought that we'd finished, didn't you? You thought that I'd gone to bed
I met Craig Richardson at Newcastle Maker Faire and we got to talking about
[caption id="attachment_4603" align="alignnone" width="640"] Just another
You may be familiar with the Raspberry Pi recipe cards that we developed
When Henry asked us for a camera module to write a beginners' tutorial we
Our very own Matthew Bennett talks about the last two years with Raspberry
By now I hope many of you have had a chance to play with NOOBS, the new out
Here's Rob's final route and itinerary for his heroic 2nd Raspberry Pi US
I've spent much of today reading through the delightfully turgid folder of
MagPi 15 is out now. As usual it's so full of Raspberry Pi goodness that I
When Jeroen Danckers sent us a blog post with that title he was on to a
Laika is a modular add-on board for the Raspberry Pi that allows control of
James Hughes, last seen at the helm of a VW Camper Van heading for Dorset,
Nicholas Harris is 11 years old, and he's been learning to code with a
First of all, thank you to everybody who sponsored us on yesterday's London
We are firm believers in the idea that computing starts to get really
Clive Beale, our Director of Educational Development, was at the Guardian's
Pato is a little green bird who Jorge Rancé found, injured, on the street
Full disclosure: I wasn't watching TV last night. I was sitting in the
I'm off on my summer holidays next week, so Clive (poor Clive) will be
On Saturday, the half of Cambridgeshire that wasn't busy footling about in
We've been very keen to see schools set up high altitude ballooning (HAB)
A few days ago, Fred and Ernest Lotter dropped into the office to pick up
Here's a guest post from our favourite Sheffieldites. For us, one of the
At this year's Chelsea Flower Show, Lincoln University's digital garden,
The what, you say? Easy. It's a sketchpad. For Great Western Railway
Every year, Eben raises sponsorship money and does the 75-mile London to
Thank you to Marius Krabset, who made this using Blender. It's given
Back in May, we mentioned that we'd been sponsoring the development of the
Thanks to everyone who sent me a link to this today. Nathan Broadbent has
Liz: We talk a lot here about making, designing, and how computing is just
Remember Greg Holloway, the mind behind FishPi? He did a guest post for us
Much more than just irrigation
On the road back from Wales this weekend, we listened to Liz's Playlist for
A big thank you to Recantha for spotting this one: PrivateEyePi is a project
Rob Bishop, our developer-evangelist, spent some of last summer visiting US
Gordon Hollingworth, our Director of Software, is saddened that I called him
Pootling around the Raspberry Pi forums late last night, I found something
Element14 recently held a competition for the best picture taken with the
Your free copy of The MagPi, the magazine created by the Raspberry Pi
Although the lens on the Raspberry Pi camera board is nominally fixed-focus,
Here's a weekend project from Dave Hunt for dog owners whose best friends
We first came across Ziphius when Rob Bishop went to do some talks and
A great motivator for us in developing the Raspberry Pi was bringing down
We're very proud to be able to announce today that Eben is one of the
We get a lot of emails saying: "Why aren't you working on any schools stuff?
Email arrived from LadyAda on Friday. In between the usual advice about good
We'd like to warmly welcome Louis Glass to the Raspberry Pi Foundation's
A new Kickstarter was launched this morning: check out the video first, and
Back when we moved into our offices, I tweeted about the fact that we were
I've been talking to Pierre Raufast for a little while now about his efforts
Some housekeeping first. As you can see, I'm upright and typing again.
Update 12 June: Liz continues to recover, but I'm still not letting her near
It's 7.35pm here, and if you're reading this now in the UK, put down the
Liz: This post comes from Heather and Trevor Grant, who work with a
Cristos Vasilas from Dash One, a lover of astronomy and electronics, has
If you're a beginner with a Raspberry Pi, things just got a whole lot
Team MagPi have wiped their bleary eyes after celebrating their first
Update: copied Alex's summary of the changes to Raspbian from the comments
We've been talking a bit about London Zoo's efforts with the camera board to
SailBot 2013 International Robotic Sailing Regatta is a robotic sailing
We're getting back to the UK late on Thursday. First stop: a Heathrow branch
A thread about Raspberry Pi ended up on the front page of Reddit today, and
There's a question we've been asked very frequently about the camera board.
New in the Swag Shop: big vinyl stickers, just the right size for hiding any
Update: Daniel's blog post here provides some more info, including how to
[caption id="attachment_4065" align="alignnone" width="300"] Raspbian
Conservation, hackspaces and Raspberry Pis. And sharks. How could this not
A post from Mr Raspberry Jam himself, Alan O'Donohoe. This one promises
We'll be talking more later this week about the New Out Of the Box
These feel lovely when you sharpen them, have a beauteous Raspberry Pi logo
If you're wondering about introducing your kids to Scratch, but aren't quite
Frederik and Ernest Lotter from Blue Horizon Embedded Systems in South
You may have noticed that a little while ago, we quietly withdrew Raspberry
Our friends at DesignSpark have produced a really beautiful time-lapse video with one of our new camera boards
The camera boards are now available for order! You can buy one from RS
Do you remember the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks this
A slightly abbreviated post today - we've just driven 380 miles to Phoenix
Here's a guest post from our friend Pete Wood at RS Component's community
There's a really fantastic piece in Techradar and Linux Format, going into
While we love all programming languages equally here at the Foundation, we
The ten-year-old in question is Jessica, Gordon's daughter, who dropped into
We've seen a number of photographers who have taken to the Pi as a way to
Eben and I are going to be out of the UK for much of the rest of May, doing
It is a bank holiday, and we are all quite...cheerful, post company
The MagPi is a free magazine made by Raspberry Pi fans for Raspberry Pi
Here's another little snippet of video from Mike Cook. This game is one of
Kegerface is a digital tap list display from SchrodingersDrunk, which you
Update: KA Lite dropped us a line to let us know they had a newer version of
Have you ever been to a cafe or restaurant with 1950s jukebox wallboxes in
MAKE held a Raspberry Pi Design competition with MCM Electronics for
Our very own Justin Bieber, Rob Bishop, was at the world's best-named
The cost implications that come with finding yourself able to buy a computer
We're celebrating today: it's the 75th anniversary of the University of
NESIT is the New England Society of Information and Technology
Tricky things, birds. Even when you've got yourself sorted out with boxes
News from across the pond arrived last night, UK time. Our good friends at
Meltwater has come up with a nice little trick which allows you to use your
Oliver is five, and has produced this lovely bee box for school. He did the
Liz: Thor de Regt, from Amsterdam, emailed me back at the start of
Your votes have been counted: there was a clear winner. Congratulations to
Liz: We've had some really interesting conversations this year with visually
We've been choosing bear names for the competition today.
A name has been
At 9pm this evening, Helen, who manages the Raspberry Pi Facebook and G+
When Eben was at PyCon last month, he spent some time with the Huffington
If you've been wondering what happened to PIE, the Raspberry Pi
We were chatting to Natasha Lomas from TechCrunch (no relation to our own
Liz: Tomorrow, Eben and I are getting up at sparrowfart to go and stand in a
Watch the video first. We'll talk about it under the jump.
As you'll know if you're a regular reader of this website, production of the
If you travel a lot, you'll be used to absurd roaming charges when you use
This video of the closing panel discussion from last month's Raspberry
Here's a somewhat creepy mirror with a disembodied (French) voice, which
Mooncake, the Official Raspberry Pi Cat, is fed biscuits twice a day by an
Last week I ran a short session at Campus London with a roomful of students
"What's innovative about a video wall?" I hear you cry. "We've all seen
April's MagPi has just been released. As well as all the usual goodies, this
Liz: I was going to post this tomorrow, but it's so good I just couldn't
Jon Wise mailed Eben last night to tell us about a 3D printing project he's
In about a month's time, we're going to be launching a brand-new range of
Did you get a nice shiny new Paperwhite Kindle to replace your old one? (I
I met Tom Dubick about a year ago at Hackerspace Charlotte, NC. He teaches
What were you doing for the Bank Holiday on Friday? Eben cycled 15 miles to
As you may have noticed, we're having a bit of trouble with the comments
The name Mike Cook echoes around the corridors of Pi Towers every now and
Liz: Do you remember those snippets of film from factories they used to show
David Singleton has been laid up with a broken leg, and has taken the
DW Radio in Germany (which is broadcast in the English language) broadcast a
After a lot of swearing and arguing, we have managed to boil down nearly 700
It's been a bit of a month for media player news - we just featured the
I was sent some video yesterday from Chris Rosskopf, a teacher at High Tech
Willem, from The Secret Batcave in South London, is piqued with irritation
Our friend Matt from Make (whom I totally failed to hook up with for drinks
Liz: here's the second and final part of David Plowman's walk through the
We've just had an email from one of our distributors:
I have noticed an
Liz: We're very close to being able to release the $25 add-on camera board
Last week's Cracking the Code had a segment featuring a very familiar little
On Friday, Eben gave the keynote speech at PyCon.
Amy Mather is thirteen years old. She made a presentation at last week's
Meet Lincoln, who is three years old. He'd like to show you how to set up
If you're a media centre user of the Raspberry Pi, you might want to check
The Science Museum has shortlisted the Raspberry Pi in its competition to
This is brilliant. Livebots is a project which allows you to control a robot
Eben met Alex from RasPi.tv earlier this week, and was given this rather
It's March 14 (3.14): happy Pi Day, everybody!
Steve Purchase, a dentist,
Dave Hunt (a familiar name in these parts) has been working on perfecting
This piece of news footage is all about how the Raspberry Pi you own is made
This video from Benedek93 is a little slow to get going, but it's well
Martin O'Hanlon from Stuff About Code (you might recall Thursday's post
Liz: if you haven't entered our contest to win a pre-production camera
If you're a Minecraft fan and a Pi owner, you've probably already downloaded
I've been waiting for...ooh, just over a year, for someone to do this.
Readers of a certain age are in for a shot of delicious nostalgia today.
We've sent the first camera boards to production, and we're expecting to be
There's a new MagPi out: download it for free over at www.themagpi.com. This
To celebrate our first anniversary, RS Components, one of our two main
Pimoroni's first anniversary competition has ended, and the entries have
Today’s a very special day for us here at Raspberry Pi. It’s the first
Quick housekeeping note: thanks for all the kind birthday wishes! We're
We first met Paul Beech in 2011, when he won a competition we were running
The first ever Raspberry Jamboree is being held on March 9 in Manchester,
A very quick post: I'm about to run out of the door to meet TechCrunch at
Emma is in the second grade (7-8 year olds). And she's already well on her
Liz: I've been hoping someone would document a project like this for a while
Liz: Today's guest post comes from Matt Hall at UCL. Call me easily
If you're in the South West of England and you're at a loose end tomorrow,
Liz: Another day, another expansion board. Here's a guest post from John
Meltwater (of MagPi fame) has been working on some affordable teaching
Dr Simon Monk (who has written a book on the Pi and Python - check it out on
We're still settling into the new offices (we're using Gordon's phone as a
Alex Eames from RasPi.tv has really outdone himself this time: he's using a
We saw a lovely segment today on the BBC's technology news programme, Click,
Eben is doing some work on the west coast of the US until Wednesday, then
BBC Radio Wales' Science Cafe programme this week came from the Sony factory
News for all you media-player types from Sam Nazarko, the terrifyingly young
On Thursday, our friend LadyAda, owner of Adafruit and Entrepreneur
Jet lag has broken my brain. I spent the night in a special extended edition
OK - I said I wasn't going to post again until I was back in the UK, but I
Pete Lomas, the Raspberry Pi's hardware designer and all-round good egg, has
We've bent to popular demand. A lot of you - particularly our younger
Regular readers will know that I'm a particular sucker for musical hackery
A short video from last week's announcement of Google's $1m grant for
You probably didn't realise this, but up until now, we haven't had an office
Of course, Model A is not the only new bit of hardware we're releasing in
RS Components and Premier Farnell/element14 have Model A Raspberry Pis in
Here's this month's MagPi - my favourite Manhattanite, LadyAda, is the cover
Eben and I flew to the US yesterday, and bought a copy of the New York Times
Sad news for collectors: unless you're in China, you won't be able to get
A few notices: if you're at BETT this week, come to Stand B240 to meet one
If you’re at BETT this week, come over to Stand B240 to meet one of the
If you're at BETT this week, come over to Stand B240 to meet one of the
Today's grant from Google (if you have't read the post about it yet, go and
Today's been a bit unlike most Tuesdays at the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
Want to spend an hour with Rob (today described by a Pi-owner as a "tech
The Monday Morning Three-Minute-Hate is a time to remember all those things
In last week's FreeBSD post, we linked to an early version of Nick Hudson's
Telecom TV interviewed Eben, in their Executive Insight segment. I won't
It's really been interesting watching the Pi Store fill up with content.
Presented without comment, because it's perfect as it is. Thanks to John
Lifehacker readers will have spotted that yesterday's "This is How I Work"
Here's a guest post from Dr William Bell. Will works at CERN, and has been
Farnell have just announced that they have stock of assembled
"Quite Rubbish" is the maker's assessment, not ours. We thought this was
Lifehacker are publishing a series this week on DIY with your Raspberry Pi
Update: A more recent version of Nick Hudson's NetBSD image (mentioned
Sadly, I don't have any more information on this project besides what you
Are you going to BETT this year? BETT (Jan 30—Feb 2) is the UK's annual
This is one for you retro gamers: a Raspbian remix from Carles Oriol that
Dave Hunt is on a bit of a roll at the moment. Not content with having
We've been looking forward to the publication of this interview. Nick Heath,
We'd like to say a huge thank you to everybody who participated in our
Coffee and computing go hand in hand. The world's first live streaming
Francois Dion is someone I exchange emails with every now and then. He's the
Networked scanners are another one of those things that are simply
Adafruit Web IDE
First up, Adafruit's Raspberry Pi Web IDE is now in
Just before the New Year, we saw a lot of links in the tech press to a very
Update, Jan 12: Cargo Cult (whose name is actually Adam Foster) found that a
The folks at element 14/Premier Farnell announced today that they alone have
FamiLAB is a hackspace in Orlando, Florida that Eben and I had a really
We knew when we were designing it that the Pi would make a great bit of
Liz: Our friend Dr Andrew Robinson (whom you may have spotted on this site
You might remember that we mentioned last year that a team of UK teachers
If you go shopping for a time lapse dolly rig for your camera, you're going
The magnificent Miss Philbin from Geek Gurl Diaries has been having fun with
Today's the last day we'll be listing a very limited pre-production Model A
When our developer-evangelist Rob Bishop was in Canada recently, he took
I was shown Pi Point before the holidays, but thought it was best to wait
We’re auctioning off the very first 12 pre-production Model A Raspberry
Meltwater, who you may know from our forums or from the MagPi, where he's a
As you'll be aware, unless you got lost down the back of the sofa in a
We're auctioning off the very first 12 pre-production Model A Raspberry Pis,
Merry Christmas everybody! I hope you all found what you were hoping for in
Because so many people are coming fresh to Raspberry Pi because they've
Today's festive piece of Model A Pi comes to eBay courtesy of our friends at
As promised, here's the full version of the short news item CNN carried on
Today's auction of a Raspberry Pi Model A (with accompanying goodies
David's choice of charity to benefit from the auction of one of the first 12
As you'll know (unless you've been hiding under a rock, or very busy
There's just over a week to go on the MagPi's Kickstarter. They've met their
Another day, another auction. Today's Raspberry Pi pre-production Model A
Over in Austin, Texas, Nathan Morgan has managed to stay distracted from the
Scout groups pop up regularly on the Raspberry Pi blog. The special mix of
Today we're auctioning one of the first Raspberry Pi Model A production
Last year, we auctioned the very first Raspberry Pi Model Bs to come off the
We spent a few days with a camera crew from CNN last month, both here in
I notice a certain silliness - not to say outright frivolity - surrounding
This has to win Liz's Project of the Year Award (there is no
We've been amazed by the variety of software that people have written for,
We sent our friends LadyAda and PT at Adafruit one of the first production
Here's a nice bit of new functionality for your Raspberry Pi: the good folks
One of the changes you'll have noticed with our new site design is the
I have an iPhone, but I have to admit, I don't use Siri much. The male,
I haven't even put my tree up yet, but lots of you have been very busy with
The 20% sale on T-shirts ends tonight - and today is the last day for
There's one day left to go on our 20% off t-shirt sale: visit the store to
If you or someone you love is looking for one of our lovely T-shirts, and
Thank you to Adafruit for bringing my attention to this!
Raspberry Pi Spy
Chivalry Timbers (I have a feeling that's not his real name) has gone one
I'd thought you might have had enough of details about the factory process
Apparently, it's the most wonderful time of the year.
Back in October, Eben and I drove down the Eastern seaboard of the United
Rob's been back in the US this week, tech-evangelising his little heart out
Eavesdropping on people mentioning Raspberry Pi on Twitter yesterday, I came
CNN shot this video of Eben talking about Pi and teaching a class of
We were at the Sony factory in Wales again last week, where Raspberry Pi
Dom's been streaming 1080p video from the camera board (this time using a
It's the first of the month again. What better on a cold December evening
We're having a very busy, very mobile couple of days. We've been talking to
RS weren't the only people with Pis at Electronica: Farnell were there too,
You asked for more sizes and bigger logos, so we've just released the full
We've had loads of questions about the upcoming Minecraft: Pi Edition over
Pete Lomas is a trustee of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and designed the
There's a question that we've been asked almost every day by someone or
Pete Wood at RS sent me this video yesterday. He's been at Electronica 2012
Update, 23/11 - congratulations are in order again for the winners: you've
Since summer 2012 the Raspberry Pi has been produced in the UK, specifically
One year ago I had just joined the Raspberry Pi forum. I’d heard about
You can know the name of that bird in all the languages of the world, but
They said that it could never be done! But here it is: a Sunday grab bag.
[update 25/11/2012: The survey is now finished. Thanks to everyone who
I have a recurring dream where I am ensconced in the Adafruit warehouse,
Amanda from Instructables would like to thank everyone who entered their
…and we could hardly mention Elite without mentioning Elite:
We could hardly have a Raspberry Pi Gaming Day without mentioning Elite.
Everyone loves a pub quiz: the inept, red-nosed Question Master screaming,
Raspberry Pi Gaming Day continues with a MAME cabinet. The arcade emulator
All work and no PLay ma es Jack a dull boy.
All work and no play makes Jack
With all of the amazing projects we see using the Raspberry Pi it’s easy
Update 16 November 2012 The survey has now finished. There will be more news
Mike Cook, a regular Raspberry Pi contributor and electronics Superman,
Arthur C. Clarke said that, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is
Clive: The future has been so disappointing. We were promised force fields;
You are at home: a dark cupboard under the stairs of Raspberry Pi
We're very pleased to announce the immediate availability of RISC OS for the
There's a big piece on Raspberry Pi from Miranda Sawyer in tomorrow's
The November edition of the MagPi is out! The MagPi is a community
Update: a lot of you have asked for size XXL to be made available, so we've
I am driven to blog from Starbucks today, thanks to lousy public transport
An updated Raspbian "wheezy" SD card image is now available from the
We're on the hunt for guest posts for a couple of weeks in November. See
A large number of engineering professionals are using the Raspberry Pi to
A grab bag. For Thursday.
Today we have some really big news, which is going to mean a lot to many
Eben and I are going to be away for a couple of weeks next month, helping my
Gert sent me this. I thought you might enjoy
Update: On Pete's advice I've removed the caveat about the redundant pins on
Eben's giving a talk at the Institution of Engineering and Technology's
This is a fascinating five minutes of video from last Saturday's Raspberry
Twitter has been going mad this morning with people announcing the arrival
Update again: We've now added the ability to adjust the split between GPU
The Orlando Sentinel shot some video with Eben when we were at FamiLAB last
We won another award! That's three in two weeks; we're very shocked and
This term, we've started to see the beginnings of school applications of
Hexxeh, an official Friend of Pi and hardcore-Chromium-type has this to
Whenever a Raspberry Pi is sent back to the distributor as a faulty unit,
Before I start on the meat of this post, I have a boast to make: we won
If you're one of those who wanted to go and see Rob on his tour who hasn't
We're back in the UK now, having driven 1500 miles and been to seven events
In keeping with our educational mission, here's a post about beer.
We won a Makey Award at this year's Maker Faire NY! The Raspberry Pi's award
So here I am in the back row of an auditorium in Columbia, SC, rudely
Sorry posts are a bit sporadic this week (we're rather neglecting Twitter
We were hoping to feature Eben's talk (which is a bit of a departure from
Things have been very busy in The MagPi's nesting box this month. We saw Ash
Liz: I asked Paul and Jon at Pimoroni, the company they set up to make the
Next week, Eben and I are undertaking a somewhat epic drive to visit a few
This is so good I'd kick myself if any of you missed it - head straight to
The Qt community has been doing some great stuff with their Raspberry Pis.
Eben and I are headed back to the US on Wednesday. We've got meetings on
A very quick set of photos taken this morning at the Sony factory in
I'm in a bit of a rush today; we're driving down to Wales with Pete in an
Since launch, we've supported overclocking and overvolting your Raspberry Pi
It's here a month earlier than the expected publishing date because the
When I was about fifteen, I was an inveterate thief of temporary street