As you can see from the cover, issue 17 has gone all robotic! We feature a great article from the team at Dexter Industries taking a look at their clever kit: the BrickPi. You may recognise the project from Kickstarter and the Foundation site. It is ideal for all levels of user and a great way to get your Raspberry Pi moving. Head over to page 4 for more information.
To add to the Sci-Fi theme we have included another article using the Raspberry Pi camera module. This month we introduce you to creating a program to track eye movements. We have more on NanPy and a great article in the series on the IO expander.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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