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Issue 55

Mar 2017

Read about the Raspberry Pi Zero W here first and put it into action in this month’s retro gaming-inspired big build…


  • Retro gaming bliss!
    Build a retro gaming masterpiece with the new Raspberry Pi Zero W
  • Raspberry Pi Zero now has wireless!
    The feature you’ve all been waiting for…
  • Back up your Raspberry Pi
    Keep your files safe with our expert guide
  • Advanced GPIO control
    Improve your projects with Ben Nuttall’s help
  • And much, much more!

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

You can also download all the code for this issue in one easy ZIP file.



You can buy The MagPi in all good newsagents, as well as high street stores, including:

Barnes & Noble
Micro Center


On page 17 during the big build feature, we allude to the Raspberry Pi Zero W having a 3.5mm headphone jack. This is obviously incorrect and we’ve forced Features Editor Rob to write out every actual port on the Pi Zero 100 times on a blackboard so that he remembers in the future.

The MagPi is freely licensed under Creative Commons (BY-SA-NC 3.0).

You can download this issue free now and forever, but buying in digital & print supports the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s charitable mission to democratise computing.