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Lucy Hattersley
News Editor, The MagPi
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The Raspberry Pi often makes the world a better place. This time, it’s helping to test 3D-printed stents using a smart stent-testing robot. Stents are small tubes used to prop open a patient’s airway. They keep people alive, so it’s incredibly important they don’t fail. In fact, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) requires testing of each design by... Continue reading
Google is going to arrive in style in 2017. The tech titan has exciting plans for the maker community. It intends to make a range of smart tools available this year. Google’s range of AI and machine learning technology could enable makers to build even more powerful projects. To make this happen, Google needs help from the maker community. Raspberry Pi fans are the... Continue reading
The MagPi 53 is out now. This month’s community magazine comes with a free Debian + PIXEL DVD. With the DVD, you can run the Debian + PIXEL desktop on a PC or Mac. Click here to download The MagPi 53. The MagPi Translated Edition 2 Launching alongside this month’s The MagPi are more international titles. The second edition of our... Continue reading
We use Slack all the time at Pi Towers. Granted, we often use it for sharing animated cat GIFs and the latest hacks for the office coffee machine, but we are definitely big fans. Imagine our delight, then, when we heard about a Slack client for the Commodore 64 (another long-standing flame of ours). Our love... Continue reading
The MagPi Christmas Special is out now. For the festive season, the official magazine of the Raspberry Pi community is having a maker special. This edition is packed with fun festive projects! Click here to download the MagPi Christmas Special Here are just some of the fun projects inside this festive issue: Magazine tree: turn the... Continue reading
The Official Raspberry Pi Projects Book Volume 2 is on sale now. The Projects Book is packed with 200 pages of the finest coding and creating tutorials. It comes from the same team that brings you The MagPi every month, which is the official community magazine, so you can be sure these are the highest-quality tutorials and projects... Continue reading
Computer Aid is aiming to bring offline access to educational websites to areas with limited internet access. Right now, it’s turning recycled Raspberry Pi boards into portable internet hotspots. “It’s for offline students and teachers across the world,” said Nicola Gampell, E-Learning and Marketing Officer for Computer Aid International. As a result, Connect will “bring them... Continue reading
The Raspberry Pi is being used to save the eyesight of people in India thanks to the Open Indirect Ophthalmoscope (OIO) project.  Inside the OIO, machine learning technology is used to spot eye problems. Subsequently, the OIO becomes better at checking for problems over long-term use. “The Open Indirect Ophthalmoscope is a portable retinal camera... Continue reading
Everybody loves cake, right? Cakes have layers. Mmm…. cake! We’re sure you’ll also love PiBakery, a brand new way to bake Raspberry Pi images, which makes creating a custom image a… piece of cake. PiBakery was created by David Ferguson. He’s a talented 17-year-old whom we first met at the Big Birthday event we held... Continue reading