Pimoroni ESP8266 IOT pHAT review

Pimoroni ESP8266 IOT pHAT review

The addition of wireless and Bluetooth to the Raspberry Pi 3 has piqued our interest in IoT devices, but what about the Pi Zero? The smallest board in the Raspberry Pi range is ideal for low-cost IoT builds, but it doesn’t feature built-in wireless. While it’s tempting to think of the ESP8266 IOT pHAT as WiFi for your Raspberry Pi Zero, this is a mistake, or at the very least an understateme…
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eIDShepherd: Sheep Tagger

eIDShepherd: Sheep Tagger

We see all kinds of cool gizmos built with the Raspberry Pi, but what really thrills us is to see our favourite computer being used to create practical projects that are useful in the real world. You don’t get more real than sheep herding in North Yorkshire. A few years ago, Dr Paul Buckley swapped intensive care for small‑scale farming in Scarborough. He now has a flock of around 150 sheep. Like …
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Learn all about the new Raspberry Pi Camera Module v2 in The MagPi 45

Learn all about the new Raspberry Pi Camera Module v2 in The MagPi 45

Earlier this week the brand new Raspberry Pi Camera Module v2 was revealed to the world, with its headline feature of an 8-megapixel sensor. It’s been a few years since the original came out and the new camera is an excellent little upgrade to the existing one; you can find out exactly how its better with our complete breakdown in issue 45 of the magazine out today. Find out everything about…
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Get started with the new Pi camera

Get started with the new Pi camera

Higher pixel counts. Smaller pixel sensors. Rounded edges. You’ve seen the specs and stats for the new Camera Module, so how do you go about using it? Well, remarkably like the old camera, in fact. However, as we haven’t done a very basic ‘set up your camera’ tutorial in quite some time, we thought we’d update it for 2016 and beyond. The full article can be found in The MagPi 45 which will be out …
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Raspberry Pi Camera Module v2 released!

Raspberry Pi Camera Module v2 released!

We love the Raspberry Pi camera. We know we’re a bit biased but honestly it’s the truth – there are some amazing projects out there and we’ve done some pretty cool stuff ourselves in and out of the magazine (a particular favourite being setting uo a remote-control Rapiro robot with a camera in its head. Smashing). So as you might expect we were very excited to hear about an updat…
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Keyes 34-Piece Sensor Experiment Kit review

Keyes 34-Piece Sensor Experiment Kit review

For those making their first foray into the world of electronics, there’s a bewildering array of components to choose from. So a kit like this Keyes Sensor Experiment Kit can be a useful starting point. While it’s listed in the Arduino section of the ModMyPi site, and although it is labelled ‘for Arduino’ on the box, it will work with most microcontrollers, including the Raspberry Pi. The kit isn’…
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Eye-Pi IR camera

Eye-Pi IR camera

Infrared (IR) cameras are traditionally used in low-light situations. Typically, IR is used in security cameras at night, and you can also implant an IR camera into your birdhouse for a live view of some hatchlings. Using it in daytime for ‘normal’ photos, though, is something quite unusual. However, it’s what Krzystof Jankowski decided he wanted to do using a Raspberry Pi and the Pi NoIR Camera M…
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Add Push Notifications to MotionEyeOS

Add Push Notifications to MotionEyeOS

One benefit of MotionEyeOS is its ability to detect motion and capture images and movies of what triggered it. You can also access a live stream of your camera online, even when you’re not home, which is handy if you want to check in every now and then. When away from home, being notified of any movement is very useful, and MotionEyeOS has a nifty option for custom notifications. The full article …
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Zebra Zero Case review

Zebra Zero Case review

Cases for the Raspberry Pi Zero have been fairly quick to market: by the time The MagPi issue 41 was released, there was already at least one to get your hands on, and more have been popping up since. This may be because of the popularity of the laser-cut acrylic sheets that Pimoroni has promoted – either way, it has created a small market of cases made with a more interesting material: wood. The …
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Steampunk Pi

Steampunk Pi

Have you ever wondered what it might have been like if the Victorians had owned Raspberry Pis? Wonder no more, as French maker Jean Gaillat has built this marvellous steampunked Pi that brought his future-retro dream to life. “The Steampunk Pi is my Jules Verne-like mechanism,” says Jean. “I can see my loved one’s pictures or videos [through] a big magnifying glass and listen to very old songs or …
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