Learn to code in The MagPi 82

By Lucy Hattersley. Posted

Discover the joy of computer programming with Scratch & Python in the last issue of The MagPi magazine.

Learning to code is one an essential skill; and one of the most rewarding reasons for owning a Raspberry Pi.

Sean McManus is a coding guru with a shelf of successful programming books with his name on them. In this month's edition of The MagPi he shares everything he will get you up-and-running with code.

We love some of Sean's coding ideas: from making a simple shooter in Scratch; to building a quiz game in Python.

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 Learn to code with Scratch and Python

The Yuri 3 Mars Rover

We love this robotics project by engineer John Chinner. Yuri 3 is a faithful recreation of the Mars Rover built around a Raspberry Pi and Actobotics chassis.

 The Yuri 3 Mars Rover

Add NeoPixel LEDs to a display case

Raspberry Pi-controlled LEDs can add a flash of colour to your display cabinet. The MagPi's own Rob Zwetsloot uses NeoPixels to light up a collection of figurines.

 Add NeoPixels to a display cabinet

Model Railway projects

Many makers have been putting Raspberry Pi inside their scale model projects (typically model railways). With dedicated control software, and command station hardware the Raspberry Pi becomes the brain of more complex train builds. We look at some of the biggest, and best, train sets around.

 Amazing model railway projects in The MagPi 82

Build a Pi Keyring

We also love this tutorial by PJ Evans. The Pi Keyring puts a Pi Zero and LiPo SHIM batter inside a 3D printed case and has WiFi, SSH and USB networking all set up. So you can carry your Raspberry Pi around with you and use it anywhere.

 Build a Pi Keyring

Plus! Win One of 10 Raspberry Pi JAM HATs.

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