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Alex Bate

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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.

You read that title correctly. I played musical chairs against the Avengers in AR Planning on teaching a 12 week class on mixed reality development starting in June. Apply if interested – http://bit.ly/3016EdH Playing with the Avengers Abhishek Singh recently shared his latest Unity creation on Reddit. And when Simon, Righteous Keeper of the Swag … Continue reading →
Raspberry Pi Press, the publishing branch of Raspberry Pi Trading, produces a great many magazines and books every month. And in keeping with our mission to make computing and digital making as accessible as possible to everyone across the globe, we make the vast majority of our publications available as free PDFs from the day … Continue reading →
Use Google Duo and a Raspberry Pi to build a video doorbell for your home so you can always be there to answer your door, even when you’re not actually there to answer your door. “Martin Mander builds a good build,” I reply to Liz Upton as she shares this project, Martin’s latest one, with … Continue reading →
Yolanda Payne is a veteran teacher and Raspberry Pi Certified Educator. After discovering a love for computers at an early age (through RadioShack Tandy), Yolanda pursued degrees in Instructional/Educational Technology at Mississippi State University, the University of Florida, and the University of Georgia. She has worked as an instructional designer, webmaster, and teacher, and she … Continue reading →
So this happened. And we are buzzing! You’re most likely aware of the Astro Pi Challenge. In case you’re not, it’s a wonderfully exciting programme organised by the European Space Agency (ESA) and us at Raspberry Pi. Astro Pi challenges European young people to write scientific experiments in code, and the best experiments run aboard … Continue reading →
Here’s part two of Lucy Hattersley’s wonderful retro games console tutorial. Part 1 of the tutorial lives here, for those of you who missed it. Choose the network locale RetroPie boots into EmulationStation, which is your starter interface. It’s currently displaying just the one option, RetroPie, which is used to set up the emulation options. … Continue reading →
We’ll be attending Maker Faire Bay Area this month and we’d love to see as many of you there as we can, so be sure to swing by the Raspberry Pi stand and say hi! Our North America team will be on-hand and hands-on all weekend to show you the wonders of the Raspberry Pi, … Continue reading →
OTES is the one-thumb entertainment system that, unsurprisingly, requires only one thumb to play. One-Thumb Entertainment System Uploaded by gocivici on 2019-04-29. Retro handheld gaming Straight out the bat, I have to admit that had this existed in the 80s, it would have been all I played with. OTES oozes gaming nostalgia, and the constant … Continue reading →
Never knowingly run out of tea-bags again with this ingenious system, using a Raspberry Pi and Arduino to create a weight sensor and alarm. Faced with the, almost unthinkable, problem of no tea-bags in the house, Robin Mitchell was inspired to contrive an invention that would eliminate the possibility of that scenario ever happening again, … Continue reading →
The big feature on outer space in issue 18 of HackSpace magazine, available from today, shows you how to build your own satellite and launch it into orbit. No, we’re not kidding, this is an actual thing you can do. And to track the satellite you’ve launched, or another satellite you’re interested in, here’s how … Continue reading →