MagPi Issue 56 now available

MagPi Issue 56 now available

MagPi is the official Raspberry Pi magazine and the latest edition, for April 2017 (issue 56), has just been released . This highly popular magazine is now available to buy in the high street, or download, free-of-charge, from the MagPi web site. Great news - Raspberry Pi beats Commodore 64 The April edition includes the fabulous news that the Raspberry Pi has beaten the Commodore 64 to become the world's third best-selling computer of all time, behind the Mac and PC. MagPi contents Other interesting articles include a review of all operating systems (OS') available for the Pi and no less than nine tutorials for practicals that will be of interest to beginners and experts alike. Quantum Technology Club - highlighted event Best of all, on page 91 you will see the Quantum Technology Club proudly displayed as a highlighted event on the Jam Heat Map, a visual representation of all the technology-based clubs that will be having meetings during April....
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First night of the Quantum Technology Club

First night of the Quantum Technology Club

The Quantum Technology Club, based at Cottage Lane Mission in Ormskirk, held its first ever meeting last night. The organisers, the Quantum Amateur Radio & Technology Society (QuARTS) said they were extremely happy with the turn-out, twenty five fold turned up and thirteen of them signed up for membership on the spot. Those present enjoyed a hands-on introduction to the Raspberry Pi, presented by Derek (G7LFC), and a few other mini-talks on various subjects. Whilst enjoying the free refreshments and slices of Pizza, the raffle draw took place which saw Barry (G4HDU) win the star prize of a new HF/VHF VSWR meter very kindly presented to the club mt by one of the UK's largest amateur radio dealers, Martin Lynch. Images from the night We did take some photographs of the evening but, to be honest, we were all too busy enjoying the evening... " order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"] About the Quantum Technology Club The Quantum Technology Club has been set up so that folk who are...
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Raspberry Pi Five Years Old

Raspberry Pi Five Years Old

The Raspberry Pi is five years old - that's a long time in the history of IT and the Raspberry Pi continues to go from strength to strength; a testament to the original design philosophy and continued development. So, what's being going on with the Raspberry Pi... https://www.youtube.com/embed/wivyPH4AF1Q?ecver=1...
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New Raspberry Pi launched

New Raspberry Pi launched

The Raspberry Foundation keep us well entertained as we guess what the next new product will be and, given that it's only five years since the original Raspberry Pi was launched, they'd done an amazing job of keeping the product line relevant and up-to-date. So what's new today? On the Raspberry Pi's fifth birthday they've launched the new Raspberry Pi Zero W which adds built-in wireless LAN and Bluetooth adapters. The original Raspberry Pi caused controversy when it was attached as a cover-mounted freebie to a copy of Magpie and it sold out in hours; some folk were reported purchasing a shop's whole order of the magazine and then selling them at inflated prices on the Internet. Regular purchasers of the magazine were not happy as their collection is now one magazine short of a full set. Since then it's been extremely difficult to get hold of the Raspberry Pi Zero and many retailers have limited sales to one per person in order to...
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Meetings for March and April announced

Meetings for March and April announced

The themes for the meetings to be held during March and April have been announced. They are... March 16th - Introduction to the Raspberry Pi April 6th - Introduction to the Arduino April 20th - Web sites for all with WordPress All meetings will be held at our venue in Omrskirk and start at 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm). Further details about these events can be found on our calendar....
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