Raspberry Pi Geek

  • Welcome to the online home of Raspberry Pi Geek, a print and digital magazine dedicated to the amazing $35 Raspberry Pi computer. Each issue of Raspberry Pi Geek offers special projects and expert advice on configuring, programming, and hardware hacking for the Raspberry Pi, with additional coverage of other open platforms, such as BeagleBone and Arduino.

Inside Our Latest Issue

Using the Raspberry Pi as a backup server

A good backup system is not only important, it is essential when a hard drive crashes, a virus infects the system, or you are victimized by ransomware. Luckily, the Raspberry Pi is ideally suited to run as a backup server in the background.

Synchronizing with broadcasts

This article draws inspiration from the popular Pokémon Go app to recreate a sprite hunting game in Scratch. The project explores synchronization and randomness as the player explores various backdrops in search of sprites.

Programming the micro:bit with MicroPython

The tiny micro:bit single-board computer from the BBC can be used both as an alternative and as a handy companion to the Raspberry Pi. Get started with this simple yet versatile machine.

Automating CUPS with shell commands

A Raspberry Pi is an ideal print server on a small network with the CUPS printing system controlled by a fully automated shell script.

Featured Articles

Build a walking piano with the RaspberrySTEM Creator Kit

The RaspberrySTEM Kit combines a Raspberry Pi 2 with a custom case and a development environment for teaching electronics and programming. We take one of these kits for a spin to see how easy it is to get started.

Using logic bits to make decisions

One group of littleBits modules allows you to evaluate conditional situations at different points in a circuit without resorting to programming.

Current Issue

Pi 3 Up Close

Welcome to Raspberry Pi Geek! In this issue we celebrate the Raspberry Pi’s fourth birthday. We also explore some new features of the newest Pi and present some projects that take advantage of these faster, more capable machines, such as 3D modeling and distributed compiling.