Over the coming issues, The MagPi will explore the exciting things that can be done with this very special computer.
We will introduce you to the various Raspberry Pi operating systems, how to program in a range of languages, and start your own interesting projects. We aim to help experts and beginners get the most out of the Raspberry Pi hardware and more importantly help build a fun a friendly community for everyone to get involved with.
If you like your apples to be white and shiny, your apricots made from silicon, and you’d rather talk to your blackberries, then you may be in for a treat…3
A summary of the early computers4
Home computer users were becoming less interested in writing their own programs. Slick-looking, professionally made games that were coming out of software publishing companies were compelling. Ocean Software for example, boasted an impressive library of hit game titles such as … Continued5
Cambridge and beyond Cambridge University attendees have played a major role in the development of computers in Britain. The story of how these individuals have branched out into various organisations such as ARM Holdings plc, Acorn, Sinclair Research, Element 14, … Continued6
In these articles I will be describing some experiments into controlling real world applications using various aspects of the Raspberry Pi computer. I was inspired to start this project when a member of the Raspberry Pi forum brought to my … Continued10
Why not have a play with RacyPy and jump into the world of Linux and programming? RacyPy which uses Puppy, a lightweight Linux distribution, which can be used to try out Linux on any PC without even installing it. This is packaged with … Continued12
A step-by-step guide to creating a virtual machine of the ‘Debian Linux’ operating system to run on your Windows PC.16
Computer programming or ‘coding’ is a method of getting a computer to perform tasks, such as displaying and processing information, creating games and applications or controlling devices, motors or robots. The computer can interpret our commands through programming languages, which … Continued18
Here at The MagPi, we highly recommend you to try out ‘Scratch’ – An easy to use programming language for beginners. If you don’t already have Scratch, you can download it from the following website: info.scratch.mit.edu/Scratch_1.4_Download Once you have it … Continued20
Here at the Python Pit, you will find Python and Pygame programs to type in. Each month we will bring you examples that will help to demonstrate some of the commands and programming methods to get you started writing your … Continued23