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Russell Barnes
Managing Editor, Raspberry Pi
Managing Editor, Raspberry Pi. Sci-Fi fan, sim racer and tennis player.
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We did a bit of a count recently and it turns out that The MagPi magazine has produced more than 3,200 pages of Raspberry Pi-related reading. That’s a lot of quality content (even if I do say so myself). While we’re rather proud of this achievement, we’re also very aware of the fact that these lovingly crafted collections of... Continue reading
It gives me great pleasure to announce that The MagPi, the official Raspberry Pi magazine, is now available – fully translated and localised – in Germany, thanks to a collaboration with our friends at CHIP. Germany was one of the first places outside the UK to take an interest in Raspberry Pi, so it’s quite fitting that it’s... Continue reading
Less than a month has passed since we released Hacking & Making in Minecraft and we’re back again with our seventh Essentials book! Simple Electronics with GPIO Zero is dedicated to helping you build your own electronics projects in easy steps – everything from push buttons to Raspberry Pi robots, and from laser-powered trip wires to motion-sensing alarms. The book boasts 12 chapters and... Continue reading
Scratch is the world-leading visual programming language, created by the boffins at MIT. It’s designed to help kids of all ages learn about computer science within minutes. We think it’s rather cool, and it’s been a core part of Raspberry Pi’s software offering since day one for very obvious reasons. We’ve been working for a while now to... Continue reading
The June 2016 edition of The MagPi magazine is on sale today with another 100 pages of projects, ideas, and inspiration for hackers and makers of all ages and abilities. If you or someone you know has never quite got to grips with using the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO pins then #46 has some excellent advice and... Continue reading
Another month – so that means another issue of the official Raspberry Pi magazine! We’ve got a whole host of treats in store for you in our April 2016 edition including your chance to win one of three U:Create Astro Pi kits worth £100/$145. The theme for this issue (and wonderfully realised by Raspberry Pi’s resident illustrator-extraordinaire... Continue reading
The New Year 2016 edition of the official Raspberry Pi magazine is out now! For many of our new readers this marks the magazine’s ‘difficult second album’, which begs the question: how do you top the first magazine in history to to give away a free computer on its cover? Obviously, we can’t, but what we can do is... Continue reading
Make Games with Python is designed to help you learn the coding skills you need to create amazing games and applications on your Raspberry Pi. The best bit? The price starts at free… While countless millions of us like nothing more than spending hours racking up high scores on our favourite games, too few of us are exposed to an even... Continue reading
Conquer the Command Line, written by resident Bash expert Richard Smedley for The MagPi, offers ten chapters of essential tips and tricks to help you master the command line… When we first turned The MagPi into the official Raspberry Pi magazine, we made two very distinct commitments. One was to ensure the magazine represents the... Continue reading
The November issue of the official Raspberry Pi magazine, The MagPi, is available now in print and digital. This month our cover feature is all about amazing Raspberry Pi projects that can be made in moments. Time isn’t always on our side, so it’s great to have a quick-fire project you can fire up when you have... Continue reading