Welcome to the 13th issue of The MagPi – when you are done reading this you will agree this is definitely not an unlucky issue!
We are so proud and thankful to be able to showcase the super smart Amy Mather as she talks to us about Conway’s Game of Life, what it’s like being a young hacker and what she has planned for the future.
We take your Raspberry Pi to the club scene and continue our Schism Tracker music series, ply it with plenty more of Lloyd Seaton’s genius cocktails and top the night with a little Pi Matrix for good show.
If that wasn’t enough, we return to the 1980s by showing you how to set up and play the seminal space trading game ‘Elite’ on your Raspberry Pi. We also catch up on the next installments of some of the top programming languages with C Cave, Scratch Patch and Python Pit.
For those of you who have kindly supported The MagPi Kickstarter cause, we are pleased to announce that all eight issues have been printed and distribution is now commencing! Thank you all for your patience.
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The MagPi speaks to Amy Mather about Raspberry Jams and the future of young hackers.2
The Pi Matrix is a fantastic tool for learning GPIO programming on the Raspberry Pi. You could hook up a few LEDs and switches, but why do that when you can program a huge matrix of 64 LEDs? If you are ready to learn about GPIO, this is the first kit you should get.10
Adding samples to your soundtrack15
It’s a small world after all… With the “So Tiny” project16
Fly your Cobra MkIII trading and combat craft in this classic game.18
Raspberry Pi for Dummies and Super Scratch Programming Adventure22
Linking to FORTRAN7723
Racing with Scratch – learn how to write simple video games.28
Using a simple client-server model for parallel calculations – Part 231