The MagPi — Issue 71


We learn how to get Android up-and-running on a Raspberry Pi. Turn your Raspberry Pi into a touchscreen device, install apps, and control electronics.

Plus! Build a fully working weather station that tracks temperature, rainfall, and wind speed/direction. We love this project. It combines off-the-shelf components, sensors, and code to keep an eye on the climate.

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All this inside The MagPi 71

  • Build your own oscilloscope
  • Learn Pygame Zero – part 1
  • Discover remote access via VNC
  • Construct a Raspberry Pi wildlife camera
  • Pi-hole: block adverts across your whole network

Need more details? View the contents pages for info on every article.

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The MagPi is freely licensed under Creative Commons (BY-SA-NC 3.0).

You can download this issue free now and forever, but buying in digital & print supports the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s charitable mission to democratise computing.


Spotted an error in The MagPi? Let us know in The Raspberry Pi forums.

Page 77, Build a Weather Station. The link to the online instructions in the “Storing Measurements in a Database” box is incorrect. The link should read:

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