Raspberry Pi

  • Desktop computers can get rather bulky, which is unnecessary for people who just need to access the internet or do office work. If a mini PC takes up too much space for you, the new Raspberry Pi 400 packs a whole home computer into just a keyboard.
  • Developer of open source hardware and education products Elecrow has launched a Kickstarter to fund production of a chunky Raspberry Pi-based laptop with a STEAM learning lab hidden underneath the removable keyboard.
  • Almost a year after the Pi 4 went on sale, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has doubled the maximum memory option to 8 GB, while also renaming the default operating system and releasing a 64-bit beta OS image.
  • The Raspberry Pi Foundation has today announced a new 12.3 megapixel camera module that supports CS-mount and C-mount interchangeable lenses, or pretty much any back-focus lens via a third party adapter.
  • Lyra is a handheld games console with a twist. It doesn't come with any games, you put it together yourself (or pay extra to not) and it can double as a personal computer and a Raspberry Pi testbed. It's a quirky offering that could appeal to the classic console fan who loves to tinker.
  • ​Regular readers will be familiar with the retro wooden wonders of Love Hultén. Over the years, the Swedish designer has created wood-encased games consoles, computer replicas and music makers. His latest project is called the Evoboxx, a synthesizer based on the zero-player Game of Life from 1970.​
  • The latest version Raspberry Pi mini computer is now over a year old, so an update is long overdue. The Raspberry Pi foundation has just announced the next generation Pi, which represents a significant upgrade and now offers makers the choice of 1, 2 and 4 GB flavors of memory.​
  • Product developer Jono Matusky wanted a way to play his albums while working in his studio, without needing to keep popping into another room to change sides or set up multi-room streaming. The Plynth is the result.
  • Nebra's AnyBeam is a portable 720p projector that's small enough to fit in your pocket, It's pitched as the world's smallest pocket cinema projector, and comes in not one, but four variants, including a board for a Raspberry Pi and a funky sphere.​
  • Lego is easy to use and allows creative types to build whatever is in their heads, or adapt something created earlier to fit new needs. The MPA Platform from MakeProAudio offers a similar experience for folks wanting to build custom audio gear – with nothing more than a screwdriver.
  • The Raspberry Pi has played a huge part in the growth of the maker community, but if you wanted to buy the cheap-yet-powerful mini computer, you'd likely have to do so online. For tinkerers in the UK, that's now changed with the opening of the first Raspberry Pi retail store in Cambridge.
  • The Raspberry Pi Foundation says that a version 3 upgrade to its A+ cut-down computer board first introduced in 2014 has been one of its most frequent requests from makers. With the Pi 3 Model B+ now shipping, the Foundation has filled that gap with the all-new Pi 3 Model A+.​