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Vulkan update: we’re conformant!

Today we have a guest post from Igalia’s Iago Toral, who has spent the past year working on the Mesa graphic driver stack for Raspberry Pi 4. It’s been nearly a year since we first announced that we were developing a Vulkan driver for the latest generation of Raspberry Pi devices (Raspberry Pi 4, Raspberry Pi 400, and Compute Module 4). ...

Make your own virtual reality 3D Shooter

In the latest issue of Wireframe magazine, Mark Vanstone shows you how to turn a 3D shooter into a VR game for a variety of viewers, from Google Cardboard to gaming headsets. Our shooter, now in VR format. Blast aliens from the sky as they fly over the mountains. Browser development has really matured of late, with a numberof exciting...

Classify your trash with Raspberry Pi

Maker Jen Fox took to hackster.io to share a Raspberry Pi–powered trash classifier that tells you whether the trash in your hand is recyclable, compostable, or just straight-up garbage. Jen reckons this project is beginner-friendly, as you don’t need any code to train the machine learning model, just a little to load it on Raspberry Pi. It’s...

Read RFID and NFC tokens with Raspberry Pi | HackSpace 37

Add a bit of security to your project or make things selectableby using different cards. In the latest issue of HackSpace magazine, PJ Evans goes contactless. The HAT is not hard on resources, so you can use many variants of Raspberry Pi NFC (near-field communication) is based on the RFID (radio-frequency identification) standard. Both...

Defeat evil with a Raspberry Pi foam-firing spy camera

Ruth and Shawn from YouTube channel Kids Invent Stuff picked a cool idea by 9-year-old Nathan, who drew a Foam-Firing Spy Camera, to recreate in real life. FYI: that’s not really a big camera lens… The trick with spy devices is to make sure they look as much like the object they’re hidden inside as possible. Where Raspberry Pi comes in...

Q&A with NASA engineers behind Raspberry Pi–powered ISS Mimic

Did you see the coolest International Space Station (ISS) on Earth on the blog last week? ISS Mimic is powered by Raspberry Pi, mirrors exactly what the real ISS is doing in orbit, and was built by NASA engineers to make the ISS feel more real for Earth-bound STEAM enthusiasts. Here’s (most of) the team behind ISS Mimic The team launched...

Raspberry Pi Christmas Shopping Guide 2020

The most wonderful time of the year is approaching! “Most wonderful” meaning the time when you have to figure out what gift best expresses your level of affection for various individuals in your life. We’re here to take away some of that stress for you — provided your favourite individuals like Raspberry Pi, of course. Otherwise you’re on your own....

PRIMM: encouraging talk in programming lessons

Whenever you learn a new subject or skill, at some point you need to pick up the particular language that goes with that domain. And the only way to really feel comfortable with this language is to practice using it. It’s exactly the same when learning programming. In our latest research seminar, we focused on how we educators and our...

Mars Clock

A sci-fi writer wanted to add some realism to his fiction. The result: a Raspberry Pi-based Martian timepiece. Rosie Hattersley clocks in from the latest issue of The MagPi Magazine. The Mars Clock project is adapted from code Phil wrote in JavaScript and a Windows environment for Raspberry Pi Ever since he first clapped eyes on Mars...

ISS Mimic: A Raspberry Pi-powered International Space Station model that syncs with the real thing

A group of us NASA engineers work on the International Space Station (ISS) for our day-jobs but craved something more tangible than computer models and data curves to share with the world. So, in our free time, we built ISS Mimic. It’s still in the works, but we are publishing now to celebrate 20 years of continuous human presence in space on the ISS. ...

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