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The MagPi Magazine: Introducing the Model B+

Michael Giles explains how to turn your Raspberry Pi into a magic wand with a fun hardware project that demonstrates the persistence of vision effect, while John Mahorney from Suncoast Science Center in Florida shows how a Raspberry Pi is used to display dynamic art. Big news this month is the launch of the Model B+ and MagPi writer Aaron Shaw has all the details for you on page 22.

Robotics is always a popular theme and Harry Gee continues on from last month’s article and shows how to add speech, voice control and facial recognition to your robot. Additionally, Rishi Deshpande describes how to use the SmartDrive controller board to easily control high current motors.

This issue also includes:

  • Magic Wand
    Persistence of vision: build a magic wand with an accelerometer
  • Pi Canvas Digital Art Display
    Display dynamic art using a Raspberry Pi
  • SmartDrive Robot
    Coding a remote-controlled robot with the SmartDrive add-on board
  • Mashberry
    Homebrewing with the Raspberry Pi
  • PiBot
    Part 2: Add the power of speech, hearing and vision to your robot
  • Raspberry Pi Model B+
    All the details on the latest addition to the Raspberry Pi range
  • Bitscope:
    Part 2: Electronic measurement with the BitScope oscilloscope add-on board
  • Voice Over IP Server
    Using Asterisk to implement a low cost telephone system
  • Fuze Basic
    Part 2: Variables, procedures and sprites

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