Issue 22

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Welcome to Issue 22 of The MagPi magazine.

We kick off this month’s issue with an article on solar tracking.  Nathan and Nicholas introduce their amazing project, the ‘Reflective Solar Tracker’, a solar cell with the brains of a Raspberry Pi, capable of chasing the sun to improve energy capture by up to 140%!

Andy Baker returns following his successful quad-copter series and this time he is featuring his intelligent night light.  Andy describes building this project to reassure his son at night and banish those ‘under-bed monsters’. It’s a great mix of both the PiBow case and PiGlow add on-board.

Following its recent success on Kickstarter we examine the Laika Explorer, a digital Input/Output board for the Raspberry Pi with the genius additions of USB and expansion ports.

We welcome back Richard Wenner for his second article for The MagPi, where he continues his tutorial on using SQL by explaining how to insert and view stored data.  Another welcome return is Philip Munts where he describes how to interface the Raspberry Pi to LEGO® Power Function motors. We also have more upcoming Raspberry Pi events from around the world and more book reviews to sink your teeth into.

To finish up, we go out with a bang with three great articles. There is a home automation tutorial on controlling your garage door over the internet, we show you how to remotely program your Raspberry Pi using the superb Wyliodrin platform and finally we show you how to control Input/Output devices using Scratch.  What more Raspberry Pi themed goodness could you possibly want?

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