From HackSpace mag issue 14: DIY Geiger counters

In HackSpace magazine issue 14 , out today, Cameron Norris writes about how citizen scientists at Tokyo Hackerspace took on the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Safecast is an independent citizen science project that emerged in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster to provide accurate, unbiased, and credible data on radiation exposure in Japan. On 11 March 2011, an undersea earthquake off the Pacific coast of Thoku, Japan, caused the second-worst nuclear accident in the history of nuclear power generation, releasing almost 30% more radiation than the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.

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Raspberry Pi vs a Raspberry Pi–powered escape room

A few Mondays ago, the Raspberry Pi North America team visited a very special, Raspberry Pi–powered Escape Room in San Francisco. Run by Palace Games , the Edison Escape Room is an immersive experience full of lights, sensors, and plenty of surprises.

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Build your own Arthur satellite dish for tracking the ISS

Construct a 3D paper model of the iconic Arthur satellite dish that notifies you whenever the International Space Station passes overhead! Project_Arthur Project_Arthur is a fun project allowing you to construct a 3d paper model of the Antenna 1 dish called Arthur from Goonhilly.

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Raspberry Pi clusters come of age

In today’s guest post, Bruce Tulloch, CEO and Managing Director of BitScope Designs , discusses the uses of cluster computing with the Raspberry Pi, and the recent pilot of the Los Alamos National Laboratory 3000-Pi cluster built with the BitScope Blade . High-performance computing and Raspberry Pi are not normally uttered in the same breath, but Los Alamos National Laboratory is building a Raspberry Pi cluster with 3000 cores as a pilot before scaling up to 40000 cores or more next year. That’s amazing, but why

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The Poplawski’s Holiday Frights

After becoming internet-famous for their interactive Christmas lights, the Poplawskis have expanded their festive offerings this year with Holiday Frights , a fiendish collection of spooky decor controlled by a Raspberry Pi. The Poplawskis’ holiday lights Full of lights and inflatable decorations sprawling across the front lawn, the annual pi-powered Poplawski Christmas setup is something we await eagerly here at Pi Towers. What better way to celebrate the start of the holiday season than by inflating reindeer and flashing fairy lights on another continent

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Digitising film reels with Pi Film Capture

Joe Herman’s Pi Film Capture project combines old projectors and a stepper motor with a Raspberry Pi and a Raspberry Pi Camera Module , to transform his grandfather’s 8- and 16-mm home movies into glorious digital films.

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This column is from The MagPi issue 57 . You can download a PDF of the full issue for free, or subscribe to receive the print edition in your mailbox or the digital edition on your tablet. All proceeds from the print and digital editions help the Raspberry Pi Foundation achieve its charitable goals.

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#CharityTuesday: What do kids say about Code Club?

We’ve recently released a series of new Code Club videos on our YouTube channel . These range from advice on setting up your own Code Club to testimonials from kids and volunteers. To offer a little more information on the themes of each video, we’ll be releasing #CharityTuesday blog posts for each, starting with the reason for it all: the kids.

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