Cassette Scroller in @HackSpaceMag

With everything else going on in the world I almost missed this, my Cassette Pi IoT scroller has a really nice feature in this months HackSpace magazine (issue 29).

I provided a dump of all the images and coincidentally they chose my favourite shot. It’s a big pic! Makes me glad I didn’t scratch the case up too much, and also relieved I cleaned the underside of my kitchen tablecloth, which is the background 🙂

Rather than make the traditional trip to Sainsburys to get the hard copy, I ordered it online (I should really just give in and get a subscription) and I’ve been enjoying dipping into it in breaks from work.

It’s a really cracking read this month, I especially enjoyed learning more about the Men’s Sheds movement (p62-69) and their focus on improving mental health, almost by stealth. Inspiring words from Charlie Bethel and I hope the sheds can re-open as soon as possible to continue their good work.

I’m also loving the “Get Started in Wood Working” (p34-49) feature – I work with wood fairly often, but it’s one of those skills you never completely learn, and it’s fascinating to fill in gaps in my knowledge.

You don’t need to venture out to grab a copy, as usual the .pdf version is available free from https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/issues/29

I should have a new Raspberry Pi project ready to publish in a couple of weeks, I’m just waiting for paint to harden and putting the video together at the moment – I’m taking it slowly though and really valuing the brief moments of escapism this brings of an evening. In the meantime here’s a gif of the “menu”.

 

Pi Tourer Console in HackSpace Issue 23

Another great issue of HackSpace magazine this month, and I’m not just saying that because the Pi Tourer Game Console is featured on page 14!

Always wonderful to be included, and it’s great to think a pic of the back of by son’s head is sitting in newsagents throughout the land.

It’s a top issue this time around, great for inspiration – especially if you’re starting (as I am) to think about a spoooky project of any kind for Halloween.

I guess you’d call that a Pumpkin Pi?

You can grab the .pdf version for free at https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/issues/23

 

PiNG Doorbell in The Magpi & Hackspace This Month!

A double trip to W.H. Smith for the kids & I this month, as the PiNG Video Doorbell is covered in both The Magpi (Issue 83) and Hackspace (Issue 20)!

There’s a guy in the shop off to my right giving us a really odd look.

You can get downloadable .pdf versions at the links above, but we just love the browsability of the printed magazines.

The HackSpace pic is larger than life size!

The MagPi has a great feature on the shiny new Raspberry Pi 4, lots of excitement about that here and hopefully a “monster” themed build using a Pi 4 4GB coming from us in the Autumn.

HackSpace is holding its own in the coffee table stakes though, the article on re-purposing aluminium cans went down especially well. Maybe because they’re so readily available in this household? Who knows.

We’re in HackSpace Issue 11!

Thrilled to be HackSpace magazine’s “Meet the Maker”  in issue 11, if you have a hard copy check out page 18-21, you can also download a free .pdf version.

I met the lovely people from HackSpace at Raspberry Fields and the article is mostly taken from the “lightning talk” I gave on the Sunday and our bit of chat around the stall.

It’s a great magazine for inspiration, I love that it covers all kinds of makes and makers, and I’ll almost certainly be having a crack at Sophy Wong’s LED Shoes (P102) with my daughter.