MagPi video tutorials: installing an operating system with Etcher

Hi folks, Rob from The MagPi here again. I’ve dropped by the blog a bit early this month to present to you our very first tutorial video: installing Raspbian (and other operating systems) with Etcher. Install Raspbian with Etcher Lucy Hattersley shows you how to install Raspberry Pi operating systems such as Raspbian onto an SD card, using the excellent Etcher. For more tutorials, check out The MagPi at http://magpi.cc!... Read more

Tiny Robot Built out of Bits and a Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

At the Pi Party, the lovely people from Pi Borg turned up with an ickle, tiny, tiny robot called BoB, aka The Bot of Bits. Made from a Raspberry Pi Zero and a Zumo Chassis, together with their new Thunderborg motor controller, BoB is a zippy little thing that turns over if you stop him quickly! You can read how to make your own on Hackster.IO. Read more

Track Flights with Pi Zero W and PiAware #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

From All About Circuits via Raspberry Pi Pod: The Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless is a $10 microcomputer capable of a great many things. This article shows you two ways to use this Pi to track flights in your area. It also demonstrates how it can control a 64×64 RGB matrix to display flight numbers! In this article, I’ll do three separate projects using the Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless. In Project... Read more

Amazing Steampunk Powered Laptop #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

via RaspberryPi.org This build is gorgeous. And as a fan of quirky-looking tech builds and of making things out of wood, it caught my eye in a heartbeat, causing me to exclaim “Why, I – ugh! – I want a Steampunk laptop?!” Shortly afterwards, there followed the realisation that there is an Instructables page for the project, leading me to rejoice that I could make my own. “You’ll never finish it,” chides the incomplete... Read more

Build a Pi Zero W Motion Sensor #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Via initialstate on GitHub Raspberry Pi just released what we’ve all been waiting for – the Pi Zero W. A full Linux computer complete with WiFi, bluetooth, and a camera connector! And the best part? It’s only $10. In honor of this most exciting board, we’ve put together a quick little tutorial on hooking up a streaming motion sensor to your new little Pi Zero W! We’ll go through board... Read more

Raspberry Pi Wireless Access Point @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

Super handy tutorial from Pi My Life Up. A Raspberry Pi wireless access point is a great way to extend the length of your Wi-Fi coverage, and provide an additional access into your network. In this tutorial, we will show you how to setup a wireless access point, and how to configure the multiple packages that allow users to connect to your access point as if it was a router... Read more

Raspberry Pi Based Smart Mirror #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

We’re always down see new smart mirror projects! This project is from Ben Eagan on Hackster.io: This Smart Mirror build is aimed at being low cost, and made from readily available parts. It all relies on the use of a regular picture frame, and mirrored window film to turn the glass into a two way mirror. Then you enclose a monitor in a wooden frame, and attach the monitor to... Read more

5 projects for Raspberry Pi at home

The Raspberry Pi computer can be used in all kinds of settings and for a variety of purposes. It obviously has a place in education for helping students with learning programming and maker skills in the classroom and the hackspace, and it has plenty of industrial applications in the workplace and in factories. I’m going to introduce five projects you might want to build in your own home. Read more