#MonthOfMaking, Starter Electronics and new entry-level Raspberry Pi 4 with 2GB RAM in The MagPi 91

By Lucy Hattersley. Posted

Have you ever wanted to make something with Raspberry Pi, but you’re not sure what? Or you just can’t find the right motivation to get going with that project you’ve always dreamed about? Fear not, we’ve all been there.
And that’s what #MonthOfMaking is all about.

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Once a year The MagPi magazine readers come together and commit to build something. And we all reach out to each other online and offer encouragement. Pick up your copy of The MagPi magazine #91 to learn all about #MonthOfMaking.

Let’s build together!

Raspberry Pi 4 now comes with 2GB RAM minimum

Raspberry Pi 4 with 2GB

The entry-level Raspberry Pi 4 now comes with 2GB RAM and costs the same, just $35. This is a game-changer for Raspberry Pi, and its base computer now has the power to run as an effective desktop. We interview Eben Upton, Raspberry Pi founder and CEO, about the new introductory model and what it means for the world’s best single-board computer.

Configuring your magic mirror

Magic mirror modules and extensions

Building a magic mirror is one of the most impressive starter projects around, and this month PJ Evans discovers how to configure your magic mirror with extensions. These are used to sprinkle all kinds of extra features onto a magic mirror.

Project Showcase: Bellagio Fountain

The best community projects

You’ll find the best projects built using Raspberry Pi inside The MagPi magazine. One of the many stars this month is this Bellagio Water Show. It’s a truck-based reproduction of the classic Vegas water show, built and controlled using Raspberry Pi.

Starter Electronics with Raspberry Pi

Starter Electronics with Raspberry Pi 

Electronics is the name of the game this month, and we’re not going to leave anybody behind. Hooking up circuits and components to Raspberry Pi (with those nifty GPIO pins) is how you get a computer to control things. And it all starts with a few simple electronic projects. We’ll show you how to use GPIO pins and pick up the right starter components, then Simon Monk walks us through some famous starter projects.

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