Welcome to Issue 21 of The MagPi magazine, our biggest issue yet with an incredible 48 pages!
Once again we are bursting at the seams with all that is new in the Raspberry Pi world.
To mark the Raspberry Pi’s second birthday, we have a MagPi exclusive four page interview with Eben Upton reviewing the past two years and what the future holds for this credit card sized beauty.
Also in this issue, Jacob, a young Raspberry Pi enthusiast, describes how he made his Raspberry Pi portable, we have more from Project Curacao plus ModMyPi give us a demo on motion sensing. We feature a great article on using the command line to troubleshoot network issues, take an in-depth look at turning your Raspberry Pi into an internet radio device, show you how to use a Raspberry Pi with a weather station and also feature how to remotely manage your home saltwater aquarium.
If that wasn’t enough, we conclude with a classic game by heading deep beneath the earth, to the realm of the Dwarven Heartland, in the hope of finding gold in the text adventure “Stronghold of the Dwarven Lords”.
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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, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, 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.