Raspberry Pi Buyers Guide 2023 in The MagPi magazine #124

By Lucy Hattersley. Posted

Discover your ultimate guide to the best Raspberry Pi hardware, accessories and project kits in the latest edition of The MagPi magazine.

Raspberry Pi Buyers Guide 2023

Raspberry Pi Buyers Guide 2023

Treat yourself this holiday season with our guide to sourcing the latest Raspberry Pi hardware, official accessories and third-party kits and projects. We’ve got gifts for every budget, so whether you're just looking to get started or dreaming of a big build for the new year; we’ve got you covered.

Creating a maker room

Creating a maker room

Turn a spare room in your home into a personal maker space. A personal den of making can be a wonderful place to bring your creations into existence. Discover a wealth of information about electronic tools, workstations, 3D printers, and essential accessories.

CRT TV & VCR Trinitron Retro Media Player

Hack a retro CRT + VCR Triniton with Raspberry Pi 

We love a classic hack in The MagPi and this CRT + VCR ticks all our nostalgic boxes. It takes a classic television and video combo box and uses Raspberry Pi to give it super smarts. Now it’s capable of playing classic TV shows, old movies and retro games.

The Lost Sounds Project

The Lost Sounds Project

Identifying creatures on their appearance is hard enough, but this project takes things one step further and identifies critters based on their sounds. Based in Morcombe Bay this project helps school children explore their local environment by recording and playing back bird songs.

Raspberry Pi Pico iron Man Arc Reactor

Build an Iron Man Arc Reactor

Iron Man’s beating electromagnetic heart makes a great build project. Fans of Iron Man [aren’t we all – Ed] will love this prop from the movies, made by Raspberry Pi’s in-house maker, Toby Roberts. It is built using Raspberry Pi Pico, LED lights and mirrors to produce an infinity effect. 

HandPi project showcase


Raspberry Pi handheld projects are mainly retro gaming-inspired, or clamshell-style laptops. That’s why we love this HandPi handheld desktop computer with a touchscreen display and tiny keyboard. It’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand but powerful enough to be used in hacking and coding projects.

10 Amazing Holiday Projects

10 Amazing holiday projects

The festive and holiday season is just around the corner now, and what way to better celebrate than with an electronic project! From Santa detectors to a virtual fireplace, there’s something seasonal for everybody.

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