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Go sailing with this stop-motion 3D-printed boat

Shot on a Raspberry Pi Camera Module, this stop-motion sequence is made up of 180 photos that took two hours to shoot and another hour to process. The trick lies in the Camera Module enabling you to change the alpha transparency of the overlay image, which is the previous frame. It’s all explained in the official documentation, but basically,...

Travel the world with a retro musical phone

This rotary phone features a built-in Raspberry Pi that communicates with radiooooo.com (a musical time machine) and an Arduino working behind the map to control the selection of the country. Just pick up the phone, choose a country and a decade, and listen to some great music! How does it work? The Raspberry Pi: Plays music through radiooooo.com...

Let’s make it colourful with Digital Making at Home

Join us for Digital Making at Home: this week, young people can learn about using the Sense HAT — or its emulator — with us! With Digital Making at Home, we invite kids all over the world to code along with us and our new videos every week. So get ready to do some colourful coding with us: Check out this week’s code-along projects! ...

Deep learning cat prey detector

We’ve all been able to check on our kitties’ outdoor activities for a while now, thanks to motion-activated cameras. And the internet’s favourite cat flap even live-tweets when it senses paws through the door. “Did you already make dinner? I stopped on the way home to pick this up for you.” But what’s eluded us “owners” of felines up until now is...

Distributing Raspberry Pi computers to help families access education

The closure of schools has called attention to the digital divide, which sees poorer families struggling or unable to access education*. The coronavirus pandemic didn’t cause this divide, but it has highlighted it and its impact on many people in our society. As our Foundation CEO Philip outlined back in April, part of our response to the pandemic...

Learn at home #4: All about Scratch

There’s no question that families have faced disruptions and tough challenges over the last few months. For the parents and carers who’ve been supporting their children with learning at home, it can feel overwhelming, stressful, rewarding — or all three! As many children are still carrying on with learning at home, we are supporting them with extra...

Website hosting on Raspberry Pi 4 with Mythic Beasts

Here’s Mythic Beast’s Pete Stevens to talk about how we run the Raspberry Pi website on Raspberry Pis, and how Mythic Beasts can run your site on Raspberry Pis too! Rent a Raspberry Pi In late 2016, Mythic Beasts launched a Raspberry Pi cloud, allowing you to rent a Raspberry Pi 3 as a service. Raspberry Pi 4 is a much...

Reducing the load: ways to support novice programmers

What’s your experience of learning to program? Have you given up and thought it just wasn’t for you? This has been the case for many people — and it’s the focus of a lot of research. Now that teaching programming is in the curriculum in many countries around the world, it’s even more important that we understand what we can do to make learning to program...

New keyboards for Portugal, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark

It feels like just yesterday that we released the Raspberry Pi keyboard and hub to the world. Well, it turns out it’s been more than a year, and time really has flown for the next stage of this project, which brings four new language/country options: Portugal, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. They’re available to buy now from Raspberry Pi Approved Resellers....

Code Jetpac’s rocket building action | Wireframe #40

Pick up parts of a spaceship, fuel it up, and take off in Mark Vanstone’s Python and Pygame Zero rendition of a ZX Spectrum classic The original Jetpac, in all its 8-bit ZX Spectrum glory For ZX Spectrum owners, there was something special about waiting for a game to load, with the sound of zeros and ones screeching from the cassette tape player next...

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