Power up your life with issue #44 of The MagPi

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.


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.


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!

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:

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.

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



Toby avatar

I have a subscription but I haven’t got mine yet.

Toby avatar

I’ve just noticed a code club thingy. Can young-geeks set them up?

Code Club avatar

Hi Toby, anyone who is 16 and older can set up a Code Club in a school or a community venue like a library. If you’re younger than 16, you can ask an adult or person from the club venue to lead the club with you. If you want to find out more about getting a club started, check out Code Club’s website: https://www.codeclub.org.uk/start-a-club/volunteers/student-volunteers

Hope that helps!

Toby avatar


Mike Cook avatar

Videos from the April issue:-
https://vimeo.com/160888128 – For infinity Mirror Part 2
https://vimeo.com/159712525 – Magic Mirror – gesture controlled web browser.

Pete Stevens avatar

testy mctestface

Liz Upton avatar

Having fun there, Pete?

Pete Stevens avatar

I’m having that beautiful moment where not only does the change I’ve made not work, I’m certain I’ve just proved that the site can’t possibly have worked since last September.

Pi McPiFace

Pete Stevens avatar

test again

Pete Stevens avatar

Is this thing on?

Liz Upton avatar

Yes Pete. Yes it is.

I have a sense you’re kind of looking forward to tomorrow. (Everybody else: you’ll have to wait and see.)

Thomas avatar

Will they ever be released in Australia?

Tanya avatar

Looks interesting! I should buy it.

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