8GB Raspberry Pi 4 in The MagPi #94

By Lucy Hattersley. Posted

8GB Raspberry Pi 4

A Raspberry Pi 4 with double the RAM

With twice the memory as any previous Raspberry Pi, and 40 times the power of the original board, the new 8GB model is a powerhouse! Gareth Halfacree muses on what you can do with the ultra-powerful 8GB Raspberry Pi 4 in this month’s edition of The MagPi magazine. Plus! Eben Upton talks about the march to 64-bit computing with the all-new Raspberry Pi OS (replacing Raspbian).

Make a 3D camera

The best High Quality Camera tutorials and projects

This issue we continue with amazing projects for the Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera:

  • Make a 3D camera. PJ has built an incredible 3D camera using two Raspberry Pi Zero computers and two High Quality Cameras. It’s a fun way to discover a new kind of photography.

  • High Quality Camera case hack. Ozzy and Richard have turned a High Quality Camera and an official Raspberry Pi case into an amazing homemade digital SLR camera.

  • Precise control and time-lapses. Explore the many camera image options available and shoot time-lapse videos.

  • The best High Quality Camera projects. Rob has gathered together some of the best camera projects around. All ripe for High Quality Camera conversion by budding project makers.

Apollo Pi

Apollo Pi Thermal Camera (and other amazing projects)

Martin Mander creates some of the best Raspberry Pi projects around, and this month he’s turned an old barcode scanner into an incredible thermal camera.

Just one of several amazing projects outlined in this month’s edition of The MagPi:

  • HAL 9000. Using Google Assistant to recreate the computer from the classic movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.

  • Game of Life. A beautiful tribute to John Conway with Raspberry Pi and four 8x8 Adafruit LED grids.

  • Smart Doorbell. How one reader used a Raspberry Pi, camera, and screen to build a two-way video intercom system.

  • Giant Battleships. Playing a classic game of Battleships on a giant LED matrix.

  • Coffee Maker ‘Greenhouse’. Upcycling an old coffee machine into a plant-watering gardening assistant .

  • BeeMonitor. This project keeps an eye on bee life cycles with Raspberry Pi and live hive data.

  • Raspberry Pi loft bed. Transform a bunk bed with LED lights and an embedded display.

10 best Raspberry Pi robot kits

The 10 best Raspberry Pi robot kits

Fancy building a wheeled-wonder or robotic arm? It’s a lot easier when you start with a kit. This month Rob takes a look at some of the best robotics kits around.

The MagPi magazine 94: Contents page

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