Physical computing blocks at Maker Faire New York

At events like Maker Faire New York, we love offering visitors the chance to try out easy, inviting, and hands-on activities, so we teamed up with maker Ben Light to create interactive physical computing blocks. Raspberry Blocks FINAL In response to the need for hands-on, easy and inviting activities at events such as Maker Faire New York, we teamed up with maker Ben Light to create our interactive physical computing blocks.

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Community Profile: Matthew Timmons-Brown

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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piwheels: making “pip install” fast

TL;DR pip install numpy used to take ages, and now it’s super fast thanks to piwheels. The Python Package Index (PyPI) is a package repository for Python modules. Members of the Python community publish software and libraries in it as an easy method of distribution

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Hacker House’s gesture-controlled holographic visualiser

YouTube makers Hacker House are back with a beautiful Flick-controlled holographic music visualiser that we’d really like to have at Pi Towers, please and thank you. Make a Holographic Audio Visualizer with Gesture Control Find all the code and materials on: https://www.hackster.io/hackerhouse/holographic-audio-visualizer-with-motion-control-e72fee A 3D holographic audio visualizer with gesture control can definitely spice up your party and impress your friends. This display projects an image from a monitor down onto an acrylic pyramid, or “frustum”, which then creates a 3D effect.

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Prank your friends with the WhooPi Cushion

Learn about using switches and programming GPIO pins while you prank your friends with the Raspberry Pi-powered  whoopee WhooPi Cushion! Whoopee cushion PRANK with a Raspberry Pi: HOW-TO Explore the world of Raspberry Pi physical computing with our free FutureLearn courses: http://rpf.io/futurelearn Free make your own Whoopi Cushion resource: http://rpf.io/whoopi For more information on Raspberry Pi and the charitable work of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, including Code Club and CoderDojo, visit http://rpf.io Our resources are free to use in schools, clubs, at home and at events. The WhooPi Cushion You might remember Carrie Anne and me showing off the WhooPi Cushion live on Facebook last year .

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Raspberry Pi Media Streamer Is Combat Ready – Hackaday

Raspberry Pi Media Streamer Is Combat Ready Hackaday It should come as no surprise that a military ammo can has quite a bit more space inside than is strictly required for the Raspberry Pi 3 [Zwaffel] based his project on. But it does make for a very comfortable wiring arrangement, and offers plenty of …

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MagPi 63: build the arcade cabinet of your dreams

Hi folks, Rob from The MagPi here! Issue 63 is now available, and it’s a huge one: we finally show you how to create the ultimate Raspberry Pi arcade cabinet in our latest detailed tutorial, so get some quarters and your saw ready. Totally awesome video game builds! The 16-page-long arcade machine instructions cover everything from the tools you need and how to do the woodwork, to setting up the electronics. In my spare time, I pretend to be Street Fighter baddie M

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