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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.

Tired of losing vegetable crops to frequent summertime hail storms, Nick Rogness decided to build something to protect them. And the result is brilliant! Digital Garden with hail protection Tired of getting your garden destroyed by hail storms? I was, so I did something about it…maker style! “I live in a part of the country … Continue reading →
In the latest Explaining Computers video, Christopher Barnatt explains how to use servo motors with Raspberry Pi. Using servos is a great introduction to the digital making side of computing; servos allow you to control the movement of all manner of project components with your Raspberry Pi and a motor controller attached to its GPIO … Continue reading →
Floyd Steinberg is back with more synthy Raspberry Pi musical magic, this time turning a door into a MIDI controller. I played The Doors on a door – using a Raspberry PI DIY midi controller and a Yamaha EX5 You see that door? You secretly want that to be a MIDI controller? Here’s how to … Continue reading →
BlocksCAD is a 3D model editor that you use in a web browser, and it runs on Raspberry Pi. You drag and drop code blocks to design 3D models that can be exported for 3D printing. In this project, you will use BlocksCAD to design a 3D pendant. The pendant uses a geometric pattern based … Continue reading →
If you own a 3D printer, you’ll likely have at least heard of OctoPrint, created by Gina Häußge and maintained by her and Guy Sheffer! OctoPrint has the potential to transform your 3D printing workflow for the better, and it’s very easy to set up. This guide will take you through the setup process step … Continue reading →
In our latest video for the newly rebranded Raspberry Pi Press YouTube channel, Custom PC’s Edward Chester explains what mechanical keyboards are, and why they’re so clicky. How do mechanical keyboards work? So, what makes a mechanical keyboard ‘mechanical’? And why are some mechanical keyboards more ‘clicky’ than others? Custom PC’s Edward Chester explains all. … Continue reading →
If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you bagged yourself a brand-new Raspberry Pi for Christmas, and you’re wondering what you should do next. Well, look no further, for we’re here to show you the ropes. So, sit back, pull on a pair of those nice, warm socks that you found in your stocking, top … Continue reading →
A few of our favourite online makers decided to take part in a makers’ Secret Santa, producing home-made gifts based on their skills. So, OBVIOUSLY, Estefannie used a Raspberry Pi. Thanks, Estefannie. HOW I HACKED INSTAGRAM FOR MY SECRET SANTA // MAKE SOMETHING I got in a Maker Secret Santa this year so I decided … Continue reading →
Do you need to run a script whenever your Raspberry Pi turns on? Here’s Estefannie to explain how to edit crontab to do exactly that. How to start a script at start-up on a Raspberry Pi // LEARN SOMETHING Do you want your Raspberry Pi to automatically run your code when it is connected to … Continue reading →
What, your Christmas tree ISN’T touch-enabled? Capacitive Touch Christmas Tree How To | Raspberry Pi | Bare Conductive Pi Cap Turn your Christmas tree into a capacitive touch-interactive musical instrument using a Raspberry Pi and a Bare Conductive Pi Cap. You’ll be rocking around the Christmas tree in no time! /* Bare Conductive */ Pi … Continue reading →