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 Microcontroller ESP8266 for automation tasks for the IoT

The ESP8266 Wifi chip can be used for measurement applications wherever the capabilities of the Raspberry Pi are woefully underutilized. In sleep mode, this microcontroller uses less than 3.3 milliwatts and costs only 6 Euro.

IoT Dashboards

We hook a simple IoT device up to a couple of IoT Dashboards on the Internet so that everybody can see what’s going on.

Using a Raspberry Pi to make a hamster pedometer

Researchers assert that hamsters run the equivalent of four marathons per night. We tested this with the help of a converted playback head from a video recorder, a hall sensor, and a Raspberry Pi.

The Pi Wire

  • First 64-bit OS for Pi 3
  • LTE Connectivity
  • 3rd Generation Pi Drive
  • Pi will outsell the Commodore 64
  • Tighter Security for your Pi

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.