Those that enjoyed the launch edition of the official Raspberry Pi HackSpace magazine last month will be pleased to know that the second issue has now been published and is available to purchase, download and enjoy the wide variety of different platforms including mobile, print and PC. This months episode provides details on how to choose the correct 3D printer for your needs as well as using the correct 3D printing filament. Issue 2 of HackSpace also looks into laser cutting, rubber bands, music boxes and provides details on how to make a knife using Iron Age technology.
This issue, we visit Swansea Hackspace to learn how to crochet, we hear about the superb things that Birmingham’s fizzPOP maker space is doing, and we’re extremely impressed by the advances in braille reader technology that are coming out of Bristol Hackspace. People are amazing.
We’ve also collected page upon page of projects for you to try your hand at. Fancy an introduction to laser cutting? A homemade sine wave stylophone? Or how about our first foray into Adafruit’s NeoPixels, adding blinkenlights to a pair of snowboarding goggles? And (much) older technology gets a look in too, including a tutorial showing you how to make a knife in your own cheap and cheerful backyard forge.
As always, issue 2 of HackSpace magazine is available as a free PDF download, but we’ll also be publishing online versions of selected articles for easier browsing, so be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. And, of course, we want to hear your thoughts – contact us to let us know what you like and what else you’d like to see, or just to demand that we feature your project, interest or current curiosity in the next issue.