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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.

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 →
Unlock your inner Rousseau with this gorgeous Raspberry Pi Zero LED piano visualiser. Piano LED Visualizer Inspired by Rousseau videos I tried to build my own Piano Visualizer. It is made with Raspberry Pi and WS2812B LED strip. Screen and buttons: Waveshare LCD TFT 1,44” 128x128px. Pianist Rousseau Fans of the popular YouTube pianist Rousseau would … Continue reading →
Pi VizuWall is a multi-Raspberry Pi MPI computing system with a difference. And the difference is servo motors! Pi VizWall at Maker Faire Miami We can thank Estefannie for this gem. While attending Maker Faire Miami earlier this month, she shared a video of Pi VizWall on her Instagram Stories. And it didn’t take long … Continue reading →
Channel your inner Targaryen by building this voice-activated, colour-changing, 3D-printed Drogon before watching the next episode of Game of Thrones. Winter has come This is a spoiler-free zone! I’ve already seen the new episode of season 8, but I won’t ruin anything, I promise. Even if you’ve never watched an episode of Game of Thrones … Continue reading →
Not one for rising with the sun, and getting more and more skilled at throwing their watch across the room to snooze their alarm, Reddit user ravenspired decided to hook up a physical bell to a Raspberry Pi and servo motor to create the ultimate morning wake-up call. DIY RASPBERRY PI BELL RINGING ALARM CLOCK! … Continue reading →
Blinky lights and music created using a Raspberry Pi? Count us in! When Aaron Chambers shared his latest project, Py-Lights, on Reddit, we were quick to ask for more information. And here it is: [Seizure Warning] Raspberry Pi MIDI LED demo A demo for controlling LEDs on a Raspberry Pi Song: Bassnectar – Chasing Heaven … Continue reading →
Kids of the 1980s, rejoice: the age of the digital Etch-A-Sketch is now! What is an Etch-A-Sketch Introduced in 1960, the Etch-A-Sketch was invented by Frenchman André Cassagnes and manufactured by the Ohio Art Company. The back of the Etch-A-Sketch screen is covered in very fine aluminium powder. Turning one of the two directional knobs runs … Continue reading →
13-year-old Freddie from Monmouthshire has gained national attention for his incredible award-winning invention Door Pi Plus. Freddie – Door Plus Pi No Description Door security system Freddie spent more than twelve months building a door security system for the elderly, inspired by the desire to help his great-aunt feel more secure at home. The invention … Continue reading →
Tired of opening the refrigerator only to find that your favourite snack is missing? Get video evidence of sneaky fridge thieves sent to your phone, with Adrian Rosebeck’s Raspberry Pi security camera project. Building a Raspberry Pi security camera with OpenCV Learn how to build a IoT + Raspberry Pi security camera using OpenCV and computer … Continue reading →
Need a project for the week? We’ve got one for you. Learn to build a Raspberry Pi robot buggy and control it via voice, smart device or homemade controller with our free online resources. Build your robot buggy To build a basic Raspberry Pi-powered robot buggy, you’ll need to start with a Raspberry Pi. For … Continue reading →