Alex Bate

Social Media Editor – 236 posts

Alex spends her days updating our social media accounts with awesome Pi-ness. When she’s not googling Raspberry Pi, she's YouTubing how to build foam props while attempting to write her first novel.

In our latest resource, we show you how to create a website and use it to document your coding projects. Why document your code? Search the web with the right key words for your programming conundrum, and you’re bound to find someone who has written software to address a question that’s at least similar to … Continue reading →
The sun is actually shining here in Cambridge, and with it, summer-themed Raspberry Pi projects are sprouting like mushrooms across our UK-based community (even though mushrooms don’t like hot weather…). So we thought we’d gather some of our favourite Pi-powered projects perfect for the sun-drenched outdoors. Air quality monitors and solar radiation With the sun … Continue reading →
Raspberry Pis? Check. Iconic phoneboxes? Check. Whisky? Check, check, check. Find out how Bright Signals incorporated all three for the launch of the latest range of Jura whisky. Jura whisky from Jura When Jura, a distillery on the Scottish island of Jura — population 200 — wanted to promote their new range of whisky, they … Continue reading →
Relive the San Andreas glory days with this Grand Theft Auto radio built by Raphaël Yancey. Raphaël Yancey on Twitter With the “tuned” status LED. …and now I have Barracuda stuck in my head. The music of GTA Anyone who has played Grand Theft Auto knows that one of the best parts of the series … Continue reading →
Rumour has it that there’s a worldwide football tournament on, and that England, surprisingly, are doing quite well. In celebration, here are some soccer-themed Raspberry Pi projects for you to try out at home between (or during) matches. FutureLearn Football Uploaded by Raspberry Pi on 2018-07-09. Beat the goalie Score as many goals as you … Continue reading →
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, and since then, Raspberry Pi enthusiasts have shared even more cool designs on sites such as MyMiniFactory and Thingiverse! Here are … Continue reading →
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. Wolter’s employer moved premises, the staff’s main concern as the dearth of toilets at the new office, and the increased queuing … Continue reading →
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 on the Raspberry Pi Slack channel. And indeed it is — a simple idea, perfectly executed, resulting in a final product … Continue reading →
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 LED is the standard first step into the world of digital making with a Raspberry Pi. For example, at our two-day … Continue reading →
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 in a Jar With Motion Tracking Made for an Arts seminar I attended for my General Studies, i.e. classes not organized … Continue reading →