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Blast off with The MagPi 47 Astro Pi special!

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Get your free poster and mission patch exclusively in the print edition of The MagPi 47!

Get your free poster and mission patch exclusively in the print edition of The MagPi 47!

We’ve been avidly following Tim Peake’s adventures in space in The MagPi for the last six months, especially all the excellent work he’s been doing with the Astro Pis running code from school students across the UK. Tim returned to Earth a couple of weeks ago, so we thought we’d celebrate in The MagPi 47 with a massive feature about his time in space, along with the results of the Astro Pi experiments and the project’s future…

The space celebration doesn’t stop there: print copies of The MagPi 47 come with an exclusive Astro Pi mission patch and a Tim Peake Astro Pi poster!

The results of what Tim, Ed, and Izzy have been up to for the past six months

The results of what Tim, Ed, and Izzy have been up to for the past six months

The issue also has our usual range of excellent tutorials, from programming dinosaurs to creating motion sensor games and optical illusions. We also have the hottest news on high-altitude balloons and how you can get involved in sending a Pi to the edge of space, as well as the details on the next Pi Wars Pi-powered robot competition.

You can get your latest spaceworthy issue in-store from WH Smith, Tesco, Sainsburys, and Asda. Our American cousins will be able to buy issues from Barnes & Noble and Micro Center when the issue makes its way over there. It’s also available right now in print on our online store, which delivers internationally. If you prefer digital, it’s ready to download on the Android and iOS apps.

Get a free Pi Zero
Want to make sure you never miss an issue? Subscribe today and start with issue 47 to not only get the poster and mission patch, but also a Pi Zero bundle featuring the new, camera-enabled Pi Zero and a cable bundle that includes the camera adapter.

Free Pi Zeros and posters: what’s not to love about a MagPi subscription?

Free Creative Commons download
As always, you can download your copy of The MagPi completely free. Grab it straight from the issue page for The MagPi 47.

Don’t forget, though, that like sales of the Raspberry Pi itself, all proceeds from the print and digital editions of the magazine go to help the Foundation achieve its charitable goals. Help us democratise computing!

This is not the end of Astro Pi. It’s only the beginning.

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Blast off with The MagPi 47 Astro Pi special!

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Get your free poster and mission patch exclusively in the print edition of The MagPi 47!

Get your free poster and mission patch exclusively in the print edition of The MagPi 47!

We’ve been avidly following Tim Peake’s adventures in space in The MagPi for the last six months, especially all the excellent work he’s been doing with the Astro Pis running code from school students across the UK. Tim returned to Earth a couple of weeks ago, so we thought we’d celebrate in The MagPi 47 with a massive feature about his time in space, along with the results of the Astro Pi experiments and the project’s future…

The space celebration doesn’t stop there: print copies of The MagPi 47 come with an exclusive Astro Pi mission patch and a Tim Peake Astro Pi poster!

The results of what Tim, Ed, and Izzy have been up to for the past six months

The results of what Tim, Ed, and Izzy have been up to for the past six months

The issue also has our usual range of excellent tutorials, from programming dinosaurs to creating motion sensor games and optical illusions. We also have the hottest news on high-altitude balloons and how you can get involved in sending a Pi to the edge of space, as well as the details on the next Pi Wars Pi-powered robot competition.

You can get your latest spaceworthy issue in-store from WH Smith, Tesco, Sainsburys, and Asda. Our American cousins will be able to buy issues from Barnes & Noble and Micro Center when the issue makes its way over there. It’s also available right now in print on our online store, which delivers internationally. If you prefer digital, it’s ready to download on the Android and iOS apps.

Get a free Pi Zero
Want to make sure you never miss an issue? Subscribe today and start with issue 47 to not only get the poster and mission patch, but also a Pi Zero bundle featuring the new, camera-enabled Pi Zero and a cable bundle that includes the camera adapter.

Free Pi Zeros and posters: what’s not to love about a MagPi subscription?

Free Creative Commons download
As always, you can download your copy of The MagPi completely free. Grab it straight from the issue page for The MagPi 47.

Don’t forget, though, that like sales of the Raspberry Pi itself, all proceeds from the print and digital editions of the magazine go to help the Foundation achieve its charitable goals. Help us democratise computing!

This is not the end of Astro Pi. It’s only the beginning.

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Learn to code with Scratch with The MagPi’s latest e-book

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Scratch is the world-leading visual programming language, created by the boffins at MIT. It’s designed to help kids of all ages learn about computer science within minutes. We think it’s rather cool, and it’s been a core part of Raspberry Pi’s software offering since day one for very obvious reasons.

We’ve been working for a while now to dedicate a new Essentials book to it, and we’re ultra-chuffed to let you know that it’s out now!

Scratch-Cover

Click the cover to download it today!

The book, which you can download as a free PDF, includes chapters built from some of the excellent articles we’ve featured in the magazine, the amazing learning resources from Raspberry Pi, and even the outstanding material created by our chums at Code Club.

It features 13 jam-packed chapters that help you:

  • Master the different block types
  • Create animations and add interactive elements
  • Build your first games and applications
  • Make and control electronic circuits
  • Understand every block
  • and much, much more!

With our help, we think you’ll find that Scratch isn’t just a great way to learn to program, but lots of fun too!

You can buy Learn to Code with Scratch as an in-app purchase on our free Android and iOS app, as well as the usual PDF download.

Excuse us – we’re off to celebrate!

Learn to Code with Scratch is freely licensed under Creative Commons (BY-SA-NC 3.0). You can download the PDF free now and forever, but buying digitally supports the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s charitable mission to democratise computing and educate kids all over the world.

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The MagPi magazine #46 is out now!

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The June 2016 edition of The MagPi magazine is on sale today with another 100 pages of projects, ideas, and inspiration for hackers and makers of all ages and abilities.

#46 mockup

Click the pic to download the latest issue free!

buy_print_smallIf you or someone you know has never quite got to grips with using the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO pins then #46 has some excellent advice and starter projects, including Rob’s rather splendid selfie stick:

Elsewhere this issue we’re hacking RC controllers with Pi Zero, building IoT weight scales, knocking together night-vision cameras and coding an Asteroids clone (and that’s just for starters). As always, we’ve got a plethora of amazing projects from the community, including this charming coffee roaster:

The MagPi wouldn't be possible without copious amounts of lovely, lovely coffee…

The MagPi wouldn’t be possible without copious amounts of lovely, lovely coffee…

Grab your free Pi Zero!

The other big story from this issue is that we’ve got a brand-spanking new print subscription offer. Subscribe today and you’ll get a brand new Pi Zero 1.3, HDMI and USB adaptors, and a camera ribbon cable with your first issue.

Free gifts don’t come much better than this. Back of the net!

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Power up your life with issue #44 of The MagPi

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Another month – so that means another issue of the official Raspberry Pi magazine! We’ve got a whole host of treats in store for you in our April 2016 edition including your chance to win one of three U:Create Astro Pi kits worth £100/$145.

Magpi_Cover_44_Physical

Click the pic to be whisked into a world of Raspberry Pi ideas and inspiration

The theme for this issue (and wonderfully realised by Raspberry Pi’s resident illustrator-extraordinaire Sam Alder) is ways to improve and automate your life with Raspberry Pi. We’ve put together five fun projects to help you power up your life including an automatic pet feeder, a magic mirror and a temperature-sensing kettle so your tea (Earl Grey) is always served hot.

TheMagPi#44-SAMPLE-002

Other highlights from issue 44:

  • 007 gadgets
    Pi-powered gadgets that are licensed to thrill
  • Bluetooth audio guide
    Turn your Raspberry Pi 3 into a music streamer
  • What is pressure?
    Find out by doing science with the Sense HAT
  • Retro vision with Pi Zero
    Use any old TV with your brand new Pi Zero in easy steps
  • And much, much more!
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Free Creative Commons download
As always, you can download your copy of The MagPi completely free. Grab it straight from the front page of The MagPi’s website.

Don’t forget that like sales of the Raspberry Pi itself, all proceeds from the print and digital editions of the magazine go to help the Foundation achieve its charitable goals. Buy the magazine and help democratise computing!

Buy in-store
If you want something more tangible to play with, you’ll be glad to hear you can get the print edition in more stores than ever:

WHSmith
Tesco
Sainsbury’s
Asda
And all good newsagents

Order online
Rather shop online? You can grab every available issue from The Pi Hut and have it delivered practically anywhere in the world.

Subscribe today!
Want to have every issue delivered free to your door the moment it’s available? Subscribe today and save up to 25% on the cover price.

I hope you enjoy the issue – see you next month!

 

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New Sonic Pi Essentials book – series available in print!

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One of the most unique and expressive teaching tools on the Raspberry Pi is Sonic Pi, the live music coding app. It lets you create your own sound your own way, and modify it on the fly in case you’re DJing an event (happens to us all the time). All of this is done in code on the Raspberry Pi. To get you started in this new world of live-coding synthesised melodies, we’ve got a brand Essentials book: Code music with Sonic Pi.

Over 100 pages of Sonic Pi excellence

Over 100 pages of Sonic Pi excellence

Much like our other Essentials books, it presents a series of excellent tutorials on how to make the most of Sonic Pi. It’s all written by Sam Aaron, the creator of Sonic Pi and prolific Sonic Pi live-coding DJ. As well as teaching you how to code music, we also have a couple tutorials on how to interact with Minecraft to create live visualisations of your work. Here’s what you’ll find inside the book:

  • Master live loops
  • Build drum breaks
  • Compose your own melodies
  • Make random riffs and loops
  • Create visualisations in Minecraft
  • A huge glossary of Sonic Pi functions

… and much more.

But that’s not all! While usually the Essentials books are download only ebooks, a lot of you have asked us if we could print them out. So we did! All the Essentials books – Command Line, Python, Sense HAT, and Sonic Pi – are available to be purchased right now for only £3.99 from our brand new online MagPi shop. They’ll also be on sale at the Birthday Bash tomorrow on the Pi Hut stall.

They're A5 sized so easy to slip into a bag for on-the-go learning

They’re A5 sized so easy to slip into a bag for on-the-go learning

You can also still get Code music with Sonic Pi on our Android and iOS app, as well as the usual PDF download.

Code music with Sonic Pi is freely licensed under Creative Commons (BY-SA-NC 3.0). You can download the PDF free now and forever, but buying in digital and print supports the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s charitable mission to democratise computing and educate kids.

Learn to live code with Sonic Pi

Learn to live code with Sonic Pi

We hope you enjoy it! We’re off to program some Gilbert and Sullivan into it.

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