The MagPi — Issue 81

Build a Raspberry Pi project in this month’s edition of The MagPi.

Discover the best tips from professional makers, get started with the right kit, and get inspiration for your next project.

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Plus! All this inside The MagPi 81

  • How to build a Raspberry Pi project Expert advice from the maker community on physical computing
  • Build a car computer Install a Raspberry Pi in your automobile
  • Electronics with GPIO Zero 1.5 Hack an electronic doorbell and learn all about the latest version of GPIO Zero
  • Make a games console Step-by-step guide to set up RetroPie on a Raspberry Pi
  • Set off party poppers with servo motors A fun party trick that uses code and motors
  • The top 10 laptop kits Turn your Pi into a full laptop computer
  • Create a GUI interface Use GTK in C to give your programs an interface
  • Plus! Win 1 of 10 DAC+ ADC kits Your chance to win audio kit for the Raspberry Pi

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P.41. Make a retro console with RetroPie – Step 9

RetroPie inform us:

Technically the “basic install” only needs to be done if installing manually. To update the second “Update” option should be used. This updates the script, allows updating of system packages and then updates all installed RetroPie components.

Spotted an error in The MagPi? Let us know in The Raspberry Pi forums.