Welcome to Issue 7,
The Raspberry Pi and Arduino are a perfect match for real time applications where a bit more CPU power is needed for control. Coupling the two devices together opens up the possibility to use a wealth of Arduino shields too. We look forward to seeing some really interesting projects in the future.
There is an interview from the lead developer of Raspbian (Debian build for the Raspberry Pi), competitions and a selection of programming articles to get your teeth into.
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Ash Stone, Chief Editor of The MagPi
- While there are many I/O boards under development for the Raspberry Pi, the Arduino is well established. This article shows you how talk to an Arduino through Python and the Firmata protocol.4
- While browsing for interesting Raspberry Pi devices, I came across the following item from CottonPickersPlace.8
- The Raspberry Ladder board is a kit of parts intended to be used as an introduction to soldering and GPIO programming on the Raspberry Pi.10
- How to share GPIO resources among multiple applications, and use of interrupts to replace wasteful status check loops.12
- The Raspbian distribution of Debian provides the operating system behind most Raspberry Pi installations. In this month's The MagPi we interview Mike Thompson the founder of Raspbian.16
- Fancy getting some more oomph from your Pi? Go Turbo!18
- The pace of development surrounding the Raspberry Pi is hard to keep up with...22
- make is a central part of building packages of compiled code or documentation on a Linux system.24
- An introduction to the C++ programming language - one of the most popular used today.26
- This month we are having a go at some "defensive programming"; in other words trying to write a program that can handle errors.28
- Using command line arguments gives fine control over a program at the moment of execution.30