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I’m currently renovating a house – largely by myself – which is fun. I get to play with lots of different tools, work with wood, plaster a wall, do a bit of soldering, break a few things, fix a few things and get a sense of achievement when a room finally doesn’t look like it’s come straight out of Fallout 3.

Now, I’m often wrong (just ask Jonni) but I get the feeling open source and Linux people like doing things for themselves. It’s a big part of why many people have fallen in love with the Raspberry Pi; even the term physical computing has an appeal to the hands on approach.

It’s been over a year since our last blow-out Pi projects bonazzar, so with the Raspberry Pi 4 well out of the stable, potentially a fresh batch of new Pi owners floating around, we thought it was time to update our favourite Pi projects for 2020.

From software-only projects to entire robot builds we have a look at builds that’ll keep you happy and out of the winter cold (for you northern hemisphere types).

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Issue 260, March - on sale now

Raspberry Pi Projects

Projects, projects, projects! From the Raspberry Pi to Linux to Arduino we’re going to keep you busy in 2020 with only the best maker projects to try! We’re running a maker special with our favourite builds from running a NAS to a fully functional robot builds.

Plus an extra jammed tutorial section including terminal music control, password management, Joplin notes, beginner distros, config control, Docker basics, project management, writing calendars, creating a git monitor and loads more.