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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New software to get you started with high-altitude ballooning

Right now, we’re working on an online project pathway to support you with all your high-altitude balloon (HAB) flight activities, whether you run them with students or as a hobby. We’ll release the resources later in the year, but in the meantime we have some exciting new HAB software to share with you! Skycademy and early HAB software Over the past few years, I’ve been lucky enough to conduct several high-altitude balloon (HAB) flights and to help educators who wanted to do HAB projects with learners. In the Foundation’s Skycademy programme, supported by UKHAS members, in particular Dave Akerman , we’ve trained more than 50 teachers to successfully launch near-space missions with their students

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Raspberry Pi Tracks Starter Fermentation For Optimized Sourdough – Hackaday

Hackaday Raspberry Pi Tracks Starter Fermentation For Optimized Sourdough Hackaday Rather than guess when this might be, [Justin] used a Raspberry Pi Zero and PiCam to capture a time-lapse video of the starter as the beasties within give off their CO₂, thus expanding it up inside its container. A little Python does the work of …

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Build your own weather station with our new guide!

One of the most common enquiries I receive at Pi Towers is “How can I get my hands on a Raspberry Pi Oracle Weather Station?” Now the answer is: “Why not build your own version using our guide?” Tadaaaa! The BYO weather station fully assembled.

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Randomly generated, thermal-printed comics

Python code creates curious, wordless comic strips at random, spewing them from the thermal printer mouth of a laser-cut body reminiscent of Disney Pixar’s WALL-E: meet the Vomit Comic Robot! https://i.imgur.com/j0S40jm.mp4 The age of the thermal printer! Thermal printers allow you to instantly print photos, data, and text using a few lines of code, with no need for ink.

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Project Floofball and more: Pi pet stuff

It’s a public holiday here today (yes, again ). So, while we indulge in the traditional pastime of barbecuing stuff (ourselves, mainly), here’s a little trove of Pi projects that cater for our various furry friends. Project Floofball Nicole Horward created Project Floofball for her hamster, Harold

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