Pico Pico Synth | HackSpace #44

2 days 20 hours ago

In the latest issue of HackSpace magazine, Ben Everard shows us how to create a framework for building audio devices using Raspberry Pi Pico, called PicoPicoSynth. Raspberry Pi Pico combines processing power with the ability to shuffle data in and out quickly. This makes it a good fit for a lot of different things, but…

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Ben Everard

Build a Raspberry Pi Pico piano

3 days 20 hours ago

Did you catch the very cool Raspberry Pi Pico piano project shared on the latest Digital Making at Home livestream? The sibling maker group from the GurgleApps family, Amelie, Caleb, and Ziva, chatted about how they got into coding before inviting us into miniature musical mayhem. What do you need to make a Raspberry Pi…

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Ashley Whittaker

Make a Raspberry Pi-powered BMO Adventure Time console

4 days 21 hours ago

If you’re a fan of the animated TV series Adventure Time, you’re already excited and scrolling to see how you can build your own Be MOre (BMO) console. And if you’re not: BMO is Adventure Time main characters Finn’s and Jake’s sentient video game system-cum-roomate. OK, but what does BMO do? DIY enthusiast Lazuardi Rinaldi,…

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Ashley Whittaker

Meet Katt Strike: Musician, producer, and Twitch streamer

5 days 21 hours ago

Musician, producer, and Twitch star Katt Strike chats to Wireframe magazine about video games, toxicity online and the appeal of streaming. What’s your favourite game? Oh, that’s a very hard question! I’d have to narrow it down between Fallout: New Vegas and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. And why is that? What is it…

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Katt Strike

How do you use data to solve a real-world problem? | Hello World #16

1 week 1 day ago

In our brand-new issue of Hello World magazine, editor Gemma Coleman speaks to Kate Farrell from Data Education in Schools to discuss the importance of teaching data to help students navigate the world. When I was searching for contributors for this issue of Hello World, a pattern quickly began to emerge: “Data? You want to…

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Gemma Coleman

Coolest Projects 2021: young people’s journeys & special judges’ favourites

1 week 3 days ago

Wow, we haven’t stopped smiling since yesterday’s live Coolest Projects celebration! Hosts Maddie Moate and Greg Foot led us through a live online event jam-packed with stories from participants, cool tech creations, and inspiring messages from our special judges. AND they revealed whose projects the judges picked as their favourites from among all of this…

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Helen Drury

Get outside with these Raspberry Pi summer projects

1 week 5 days ago

Summer is fast approaching – and that’s the perfect excuse to get building. Whether you want to spy on your local wildlife, upgrade your vegetable patch, or feed your fish when you’re off on a weekend break, Raspberry Pi and a handful of add-ons make a great starting point. The latest issue of The MagPi…

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Ashley Whittaker

Shred through Guitar Hero with a Raspberry Pi-powered robot

2 weeks 1 day ago

Level up your Guitar Hero gaming with Nick O’Hara’s Jon Bot Jovi Guitar Hero robot. While Nick admits this is an expensive project (around $1000 to build), it’s something that was so “ridiculous, hilarious, and awesome” he felt he just needed to do it. You’re halfway to shredding a Bon Jovi chorus perfectly on Guitar Hero…

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Ashley Whittaker

Recreate Exerion’s pseudo-3D landscape | Wireframe #51

2 weeks 2 days ago

Swoop over mountains in our homage to Jaleco’s shooter. Mark Vanstone has the code in the latest issue of Wireframe magazine, out now. Taking the shooting action of Galaxian from a few years earlier, Japanese developer Jaleco released Exerion in 1983. What helped Exerion stand out from other shoot-’em-ups of the period, though, was its…

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Ryan Lambie

Nearly 15,000 young people ran their code on the ISS for Astro Pi 2020/21!

2 weeks 3 days ago

Our team here at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, in collaboration with ESA Education, is excited to announce the successful deployment of young people’s programs aboard the International Space Station (ISS) for the European Astro Pi Challenge 2020/21! Across both Astro Pi missions — Mission Zero and Mission Space Lab — 14,993 participants created an amazing…

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Claire Given

Raspberry Silicon update: RP2040 on sale now at $1

2 weeks 4 days ago

Back in January, we launched Raspberry Pi Pico. This was a new kind of product for us: our first microcontroller-class board, and the first to be built on RP2040, a chip designed here at Raspberry Pi. At the same time, we announced RP2040-based products from our friends at Adafruit, Arduino, Sparkfun, and Pimoroni. Today, we’re…

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Eben Upton

Calculate pi with a Raspberry Pi Spigot | The MagPi #106

3 weeks 2 days ago

Here’s an ingenious way of using a Raspberry Pi to calculate pi – and why not? Nicola King runs the numbers in the latest issue of The MagPi magazine. Pi is an irrational number, which means it can’t be expressed as the ratio of two integers. Since it has an infinite number of decimal places, calculating…

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Ashley Whittaker

Hide a huge arcade machine in plain sight with Raspberry Pi

3 weeks 4 days ago

Problem: I really want an arcade machine at home, but I don’t have the space for it. Solution: Build Alexandre Chappel’s giant two-player machine, which is sleek and hidden in plain sight on your wall. Alexandre’s goal was to build something that looks like an ordinary piece of furniture, and that you’d have no idea…

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Ashley Whittaker

Announcing the Raspberry Pi PoE+ HAT

3 weeks 5 days ago

Today we’re announcing the next generation of our Power over Ethernet (PoE) HAT. Compared to its predecessor, the Raspberry Pi PoE+ HAT delivers more power, implementing the 802.3at PoE+ standard; and it runs cooler, thanks to various design improvements. Best of all, we’ve been able to keep the original affordable price of $20. The current…

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Eben Upton

SleePi sounds alarm when Raspberry Pi detects sleepiness

4 weeks 1 day ago

SleePi is a real-time sleepiness detection and alert system developed especially for Raspberry Pi and our Raspberry Pi Camera Module 2 NoIR. Driver drowsiness detection was the original application for this project, and Raspberry Pi was chosen for it because it’s small enough to not obstruct a driver’s view and can be powered from a…

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Ashley Whittaker
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