MagPi issue 9

Here’s this month’s MagPi – my favourite Manhattanite, LadyAda, is the cover girl!

The MagPi team, who are all independent, unpaid volunteers, had a month off over Christmas to run their KickStarter and to enjoy the holiday with their families. That KickStarter raised more than four times its target, and means that Team MagPi can now move to print with a safety net, and a guaranteed group of subscribers. (Even if you missed out on the KickStarter, you can still visit to order a binder of the first year of magazines.)

This month’s issue is packed: there’s a competition where you can win a Gertboard, a review of Quick2Wire (an interfacing board we’re very impressed by), guides to RISC OS and Arch Linux, and a whole bagful of tutorials and programming guides. You’ll learn about Vala, and find out how to write a web controller using it; and this month’s Python Patch will teach you to control your Pi from your mobile phone.

The MagPi just gets better and better. As always, it’s available to download for free at or via the Pi Store. It’ll also be available in print soon. Watch this space!



Jose Enriquez avatar

Your hyperlinks are not working.

tzj avatar

We are trying our best to sort them out as we speak.

Gert avatar

Must be the di-lithium crystals.

Andy avatar


Lester Russell avatar

Fantastic. Thank you!

meltwater avatar

Huge thanks to everyone who contributed to this issue.

I believe Issue 9 is already up on the PiStore too!

Paul avatar

Nope, still not working as links still have associated. The true links are:



ukscone avatar

i’d fixed the links but forgot the tag. i’ve fixed the tag so it should all be hunky dory now

Paul avatar


yakko TDI avatar

w00t! I made the feedback section.

Boo! They capitalised the ‘y’ in my name.

meltwater avatar

Sorry I hope you are not offended.
I think it was capitalised by the grammar police, being a name, things like that just keeps them awake at night rocking back and forth until they comply.

If it is a true issue, then it can be noted for a future update.

If anyone does spot any clear errors then we would love to know ASAP.

yakko TDI avatar

Does not offend me at all but I will always tease you about it when you do it.

Ian avatar

You’re lucky yakko…. it was almost Yakko Tdi :-)
But I have to put up my hand and plead guilty. You wouldn’t believe the debates we have about grammar on the magazine. We try to keep the original text as close to the original as possible. In your case I genuinely thought it was a typing error. My apologies.

yakko TDI avatar

Eeeek! I am lucky. I would have told VW to chase you down and have you correct it under threat of harm.*

*They would probably just laugh at me but I would still tell them.

Jan De Riviera avatar

Love this issue.

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