Issue 17

October 2013

Editorial

Welcome to The MagPi – a free to download community driven magazine packed
to the brim with all things Raspberry Pi.

As you can see from the cover, issue 17 has gone all robotic!  We feature a great article from the team at Dexter Industries taking a look at their clever kit: the BrickPi.  You may recognise the project from Kickstarter and the Foundation site. It is ideal for all levels of user and a great way to get your Raspberry Pi moving.  Head over to page 4 for more information.

To add to the Sci-Fi theme we have included another article using the Raspberry Pi camera module.  This month we introduce you to creating a program to track eye movements.  We have more on NanPy and a great article in the series on the IO expander.

So far in The MagPi we have featured a multitude of articles which give reference to using WiFi to communicate between peripherals.  Are you bored of being confined to your network?  In this issue we set your Raspberry Pi free!  Matthew looks at the ability for the Raspberry Pi to send and receive messages using radio waves.  Team that with the BrickPi and the ability to track eyes and you could have yourself a very exciting project!

Due to its popular demand, we have more this month on XML and revive ‘C Cave’, describing unions and dynamic memory allocation.  If this isn’t enough, to top it all off we have a Scratch article teaching you how to create a program to fire ballistic missiles!

Of course, The MagPi recommends the use of goggles and a helmet when you try this out.  *cough* *cough*

Hope you enjoy.

Ash Stone