Raspberry Pi enthusiasts will be pleased to know that the new official Raspberry Pi magazine MagPi Christmas Special issue number 52 is now out and available to download and purchase from a wide variety of different sources and retail establishments.
The new festive Raspberry Pi magazine is packed full of projects to keep you going throughout the holiday season and provides details on how to create your own Christmas tree decorations using NeoPixels and much more.
Here are just some of the fun projects inside this festive issue:
• Magazine tree: turn the special cover into a Christmas tree, using LED lights to create a shiny, blinky display
• DIY decorations: bling out your tree with NeoPixels and code
• Santa tracker: follow Santa Claus around the world with a Raspberry Pi
• Christmas crackers: the best low-cost presents for makers and hackers
• Yuletide game: build Sliders, a fab block-sliding game with a festive feel.
If you’re a bit Grinchy when it comes to Christmas, there’s plenty of non-festive fun to be found too:
• Learn to use VNC Viewer
• Find out how to build a sunrise alarm clock
• Read our in-depth guide to Amiga emulation
• Discover the joys of parallel computing
There’s also a huge amount of community news this month. The MagPi has an exclusive feature on Pioneers, our new programme for 12- to 15-year-olds, and news about Astro Pi winning the Arthur Clarke Award.
After that, we see some of the most stylish projects ever. Inside is the beautiful Sisyphus table; that’s a moving work of art, a facial recognition door lock, and a working loom controlled by a Raspberry Pi. If that wasn’t enough, we also have a big feature on adding sensors to your robots. These can be used to built a battle-bot ready for the upcoming Pi Wars challenge.
The MagPi team wishes you all a merry Christmas! You can grab The MagPi 52 in stores today: it’s in WHSmith, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, and Asda in the UK, and it will be in Micro Center and selected Barnes & Noble stores when it comes to the US. You can also buy the print edition online from our store, and it’s available digitally on our Android and iOS app.
Jump over to the official Raspberry Pi Foundation website for full details and download links. If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens.