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Issue 53

Jan 2017

Learn to code on your Raspberry Pi and kickstart 2017 with a new set of skills that might just change your life!


  • Beginner’s Guide to Coding
    Discover the joy of programming on your Raspberry Pi!
  • Raspberry Pi Camera Module 101
    Take pictures and video in easy steps
  • Use the Pi for good
    BIONC turns an idle Raspberry Pi into a force for science
  • Google DeepDream
    Create surreal imagery with a little help from Google
  • And much, much more!

Need more details? View the contents pages for info on every article.

Surprise! Buyers of the print edition get an amazing live booting DVD so you can use Debian + PIXEL on your PC! Test out the Raspberry Pi user experience on an old computer or laptop today…


Get the Debian + PIXEL experience on your ‘big’ computer on DVD with the print edition!


Apologies for the following errata in The MagPi 53. If you spot any errors in our books or magazines please email  us via [email protected]This list also appears on the Raspberry Pi forum.

On page 18, the code block:

This should be

On page 23, the code block:

This should be:

On Page 23 the phrase “The brief for our FizzBuzz is to print the numbers from 1 to 100” should read “to print the numbers up to 100.”

The FizzBuzz code on Page 25 displays numbers from 0 to 99. If you want to create a FizzBuzz program that meets the brief, change:


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