Make your own Pi HAT

Make your own Pi HAT

HATs first arrived with the launch of the Raspberry Pi Model B+ in 2014. Since then, there have been some amazing and wonderful HATs, many of which have featured in previous issues of The MagPi: theUnicorn HAT, Piano HAT, Sense HAT, and Explorer HAT. Officially, HAT stands for ‘Hardware Attached on Top,’ although your expert suspects that the acronym came after the name. What else would you call a…
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WordPress 4.5 Beta 4

WordPress 4.5 Beta 4

WordPress 4.5 Beta 4 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.5, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the beta here (zip). For more information on what’s new in 4.5, check out…
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Sniffur – dog tracker

Sniffur – dog tracker

We love animals here at The MagPi, so when we heard about a Raspberry Pi dog-tracker called ‘Sniffur’, we had to learn more. Sniffur uses tracking technology called ‘beacons’; these are relatively new devices being placed in department stores to track the precise location of customers. The full article can be found in The MagPi 42 and was written by Lucy Hattersley Sniffur flips this idea on its h…
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LCD Control Case review

LCD Control Case review

We reviewed the SPI-Box from SB Components recently, a custom case for the Raspberry Pi 2 and B+ (although it would probably fit a Pi 3 just fine) that allows for a motion sensor and a Pi Camera Module to poke out of the case. With the bundled software, this means you have a functional and cheap security camera, with plenty of software bells and whistles to make it genuinely useful. Using a simila…
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Tweet from Raspberry Pi with Wolfram

Tweet from Raspberry Pi with Wolfram

The Wolfram Language is a powerful knowledge-based language that makes computation accessible to everyone, and is an easy language to dip your toes into as a first-time programmer. To send tweets from Twitter on your Raspberry Pi, all you need is a single function. We’ll be using SendMessage, which is a multipurpose function in the Wolfram Language that gives Raspberry Pi users the ability to seam…
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'Martian' Actress Mackenzie Davis Joins 'Blade Runner' Sequel (Exclusive)

'Martian' Actress Mackenzie Davis Joins 'Blade Runner' Sequel (Exclusive)

The actress will join Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in the sci-fi project, being directed by Denis Villeneuve.read more
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Strato Pi makes Raspberry Pi more professional

Strato Pi makes Raspberry Pi more professional

At the launch event for the Raspberry Pi 3, Eben Upton revealed that there were plenty of industry customers for the Raspberry Pi, making up a significant percentage of those who have contributed to the eight million total of Raspberry Pis sold. Recently, Sfera Labs has launched a new line of Raspberry Pi add-on boards called Strato Pi designed for the professional applications these Pis are being…
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Location-tracking mountain model project

Location-tracking mountain model project

An LED lights up on a scale model placed on a kitchen counter in Washington State, USA, to signify that over 9,000 miles away in Tanzania, Kurt Hunter has reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Climbing Africa’s highest peak had been a long-held ambition for Kurt. “Ever since moving to Seattle 20 years ago, I would look up at Mount Rainier and dream of climbing it,” he tells us. “After getting m…
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WordPress 4.5 Beta 3

WordPress 4.5 Beta 3

WordPress 4.5 Beta 3 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.5, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the beta here (zip). For more information on what’s new in 4.5, check out…
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