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.
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.
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.
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.
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.