Super Simple Robotics in The MagPi magazine issue #120

By Lucy Hattersley. Posted

Building a robot isn’t scary. And it can be one of the most rewarding projects around. In the latest edition of The MagPi magazine, we walk robotics newcomers through buying a few low-cost parts, transforming them into a wheeled robot and controlling it with code.

Super Simple Robotics

Super Simple Robotics

Rolling a wheeled robot around with code is a cool thing to do with Raspberry Pi. Turning a jumble of wires and wheels into a controllable critter is much easier than you’d imagine. This month’s cover feature explains how motors, servos, and sensors all work together. Plus we look at some of the best robot kits you can buy and walk you step-by-step through your first robot build.

Back to School 2022

Get ready for the new academic year with Raspberry Pi. Our Back To School feature is packed with advice on how to use Raspberry Pi to get the most out of your education.

CrowPi L laptop review

CrowPi L laptop

This white clamshell laptop kit features a Raspberry Pi 4 at its heart. Building on the previous CrowPi 2 model, it now features a battery and innovative design that uses magnets to hold Raspberry Pi inside. it’s better than other laptops because you can use it to discover electronics.

Build a 64-bit Minecraft server

Build a 64-bit Minecraft server

With the release of Raspberry Pi OS 64-bit you can now run a Minecraft server using Raspberry Pi. Setting up a server is a great way to play Minecraft in Multiplayer mode.

10 amazing Pico projects

10 Amazing Pico projects

Pico W continues to be an endless source of inspiration for us. This month we take a look at some of the best Pico and Pico W projects around. From cyber glasses to a solar system display.

Pico PlayStation Memory card

This cunning build uses Pico to recreate an original PlayStation memory card. The original memory cards are now hard to locate, and this home hack is a low-cost alternative to buying increasingly expensive cards.

VK-Pocket camera

VK-Pocket camera

This build is based on a scene from the classic movie Blade Runner. It upcycles a tiny CRT screen from an old camcorder to display an eye. The eye itself is recorded from your face, via a built-in camera and OpenCV is used to crop in on the eye. It’s a clever project.

Talkative Tube Dashboard

Talkative Tube Dashboard

There are nearly 300 holes in this tube map that one maker has used to light up with 10m of fairy lights. The light colour reflects the status of the trains on the line.

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