Serious Fun with Electronics in The MagPi magazine issue #115

By Lucy Hattersley. Posted

Electronic builds are the heart and soul of Raspberry Pi. It’s wires and components that make Raspberry Pi special. You can turn a Raspberry Pi into a weather station or walking, talking robot. And with a few wires and the right components, Raspberry Pi can become just about anything.

Serious Fun with Electronics

Serious fun with Electronics

This month we get serious about electronics. Seriously fun that is. Discover how to wire up kit and components to Raspberry Pi using breadboards, wires and HATs (Hardware Attached on Top). Discover the incredible things you can make with Raspberry  Pi. Plus! Electronics expert Simon Monk has written an entire new starter guide for us. This month is the time to get serious about making your own electronic devices.

#MonthOfMaking 2022

#MonthOfMaking 2022

This March, we invite you to take part in our annual community collaboration event. #MonthOfMaking is a time to start that project you’ve been putting off, and get the job done with the help of the community.

Sol-20 Terminal Computer

Recreating a classic Sol-20 Terminal Computer

This gorgeous computer arrived on the scene 45 years ago, where it laid claim to being the first fully-assembled microcomputer with a built-in keyboard and television output. We love a good retro project here at The MagPi, and Michael Gardi’s recreation of the Sol-20 with Raspberry Pi at the heart certainly counts.

Giant Raspberry Pi 3

Giant Raspberry Pi 3

Raspberry Pi is our favourite small computer, but have you ever wondered how big it could be? Zach Hipps certainly makes an impression with this gigantic, and fully-working, Raspberry Pi 3 computer. The giant ports have working ports inside them, and all of the huge GPIO pins are wired up. It’s for the fun of science!

Fancy Octopus Arcades

Fancy Octopus Arcades

We’re in a golden age of emulation according to Shonee Strother, maker of these incredible arcade builds. Shonee makes small, mini cabinets that are packed to the rafters with arcade games. There are daring designs on display here, and great advice on building your own striking arcade cabinets.

Build a Raspberry Pi Quiz System

Build a Raspberry Pi Quiz System

Bashing a button is a vital part of any live event quiz, and Rob has built a button basher for use during their quiz events. It uses four massive arcade buttons and lights up with a NeoPixel LED strip. The buttons are held in large 3D printed boxes. The result is a great project that brings a lot of fun to the quiz party.

Trilobot robot review

Trilobot tiny robot

It’s been a while since we saw a new two-wheeled robot project in The MagPi, and Trilobot is a Raspberry Pi 4-based build with sensors, cameras and cool RGB underlighting. Phil has been taking it for a trundle and considers it to be an excellent robotics platform. 

Pick up your copy of The MagPi issue #115

The MagPi magazine issue 115 is available as a free digital download, or you can purchase a print edition from the Raspberry Pi Press store. Subscribe to The MagPi in print for 12-months and get a free Raspberry Pi Zero 2 computer.

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