Explore the depths with the PiCam Marine

This article from  The MagPi issue 74  highlights the use of the Raspberry Pi Zero to build a marine camera for coral exploration.  Get your copy of The MagPi in stores now, or download it as a free PDF  here . The crew took 20 000 photos in total during the cruise. Ecologists in Germany are deploying camera-equipped Pi Zero Ws off the coast of Norway to discover more about coral activity

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Why GPIO Zero Is Better Than RPi.GPIO for Raspberry Pi Projects – MakeUseOf

Why GPIO Zero Is Better Than RPi.GPIO for Raspberry Pi Projects MakeUseOf The Raspberry Pi is the perfect computer for learning. The Linux-based Raspbian OS has Python built in, which makes it a great first system for beginner coders. Its General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) pins make it easy for budding makers to experiment …

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Networked knitting machine: not your average knit one, purl one

The moment we saw Sarah Spencer ‘s knitted Stargazing tapestry , we knew we needed to know more. A couple of emails later, and here’s Sarah with a guest blog post telling you all you need to know about her hacking adventure with a 1980s knitting machine and a Raspberry Pi. Knitting Printer! (slowest speed) Printing a scarf on a Brother KM950i knitting machine from the 1980’s.

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Developer Q&A: brand-new online training courses

There is always a flurry of activity at the start of the new academic year, and we are getting in on the action: this autumn and winter, we’ll be launching four new online courses! They are completely free and aim to give educators a solid grounding in the concepts and practical applications of computing.

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Autonomous drones (only slightly flammable)

I had an email a little while ago, which opened: “I don’t know if you remember me, but…” As it happens, I remembered Andy Baker very well, in large part because an indoor autonomous drone demo he ran at a Raspberry Pi birthday party a couple of years ago ACTUALLY CAUGHT FIRE.

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Rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock, fire, water balloon!

Use a Raspberry Pi and a Pi Camera Module to build your own machine learning–powered rock paper scissors game! Rock-Paper-Scissors game using computer vision and machine learning on Raspberry Pi A Rock-Paper-Scissors game using computer vision and machine learning on the Raspberry Pi. Project GitHub page: https://github.com/DrGFreeman/rps-cv PROJECT ORIGIN: This project results from a challenge my son gave me when I was teaching him the basics of computer programming making a simple text based Rock-Paper-Scissors game in Python.

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Happy Birthday, Harry Potter: wizard-worthy Pi projects

Today marks Harry Potter’s 38th birthday. And as we’re so, so very British here at Raspberry Pi, we have no choice but to celebrate the birth of The Boy Who Lived with some wonderfully magical projects from members of the community. Build your own Daily Prophet After a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter , Piet Rullens Jr wanted to build something special to remember the wonderful time he and his wife had at the amusement park.

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Mu, a new Python IDE for beginners

Mu  is a very simple-to-use Python editor and IDE (integrated development environment) and this week, version 1.0 was released! New Mu Mu is designed to be as user-friendly and as helpful as possible for new Python programmers, presenting just the tools that are useful, such as: Syntax highlighting Automatic indentation In-built help Code checking Debugging Great for new programmers Mu is intended to be not the only Python IDE you’ll ever need, but the first one — the editor that helps you start your coding journey, but not necessarily the one you finish it with. So when you’re ready, you will have the skills and confidence to move on to using a more advanced Python IDE.

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