Alex Bate

Social Media Editor – 305 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.

StereoPi allows users to attached two Camera Modules to their Raspberry Pi Compute Module — it’s a great tool for building stereoscopic cameras, 360º monitors, and virtual reality rigs. StereoPi draft 1 No Description My love for stereoscopic photography goes way back My great-uncle Eric was a keen stereoscopic photographer and member of The Stereoscopic Society. … Continue reading →
Raspberry Pi Store – NOW OPEN #RPiStore We opened a store! Visit us in the Grand Arcade, Cambridge, UK, and follow #RPiStore for more photos and funtimes! Raspberry Pi Store First Floor Grand Arcade Cambridge OPEN FROM 9am #RPiStore   For more information, visit the Raspberry Pi Store webpage. … Continue reading →
In our brand-new video, we ask some of our favourite content creators how they define the word ‘maker’, and what being a maker means to them. How do you define ‘maker’? We asked some of our favourite content creators how they define the word ‘maker’, and what being a maker means to them. Joel Telling … Continue reading →
A simple Raspberry Pi camera setup is helping staff at the Victoria and Albert Museum track and identify insects that are threatening priceless exhibits. The problem with bugs Bugs: there’s no escaping them. Whether it’s ants in your kitchen or cockroaches in your post-apocalyptic fallout shelter, insects have a habit of inconveniently infesting edifices, intent on damaging beloved belongings. … Continue reading →
Game developer Andrew Gillett explains how to make a simple text adventure in Python — and what pitfalls to avoid while doing so — in the latest issue of Wireframe magazine, out now. Writing games in BASIC The first game I ever wrote was named Pooh. It had nothing to do with the bear. In … Continue reading →
UK-based Lucem Custom Instruments has teamed up with Seattle’s Tracktion Corporation to create an electric guitar with a built-in Raspberry Pi synthesiser, which they call Spirit Animal. The Spirit Animal concept guitar We love seeing the Raspberry Pi incorporated into old technology such as radios, games consoles and unwanted toys. And we also love Pi-based music projects. … Continue reading →
Project Alias, the newest creation of Amsterdam-based maker Bjørn Karmann, allows you to rename your home assistant and, more importantly, paralyse the device’s always-on listening function — for better security. Project Alias Alias is a teachable “parasite” that is designed to give users more control over their smart assistants, both when it comes to customisation … Continue reading →
While many people use off-the-shelf automation setups for their electrical appliances, Ash Puckett’s Raspberry Pi Clapper pays homage to the king of infomercial classics. Remember this? The Clapper (1989) Uploaded by Travis Doucette on 2013-06-03. Build your own Raspberry Pi Clapper Sometimes, the best Raspberry Pi projects don’t need thousands of lines of code and a … Continue reading →
In Hello World issue 7, Steven Weir introduces a Raspberry Pi into the classroom to monitor a classic science experiment. A Raspberry Pi can be used to monitor the reaction between hydrochloric acid and sodium thiosulphate to complement a popular GCSE Chemistry practical. The rate of reaction between hydrochloric acid and sodium thiosulphate is typically … Continue reading →
Electronic Grenade’s Computer Mouse is the turducken of the tech world, stuffed so full of computing gubbins that you genuinely don’t need anything else. Don’t believe us? See for yourself: The “Computer” Mouse: A DIY Project The computer mouse is an entire laptop computer in mouse form that uses the raspberry pi zero W as … Continue reading →