Raspberry Pi Roundup features a new MagPi, a new magazine for educators and experiments with a wireless ESP8266 board

New MagPi

Issue 54 of The MagPi is out now. There’s a huge feature on building your own magic mirror plus the usual mix of news, reviews, projects and editorials.

You can download it here or buy it from The Pi Hut for £5.99. It’s also available in good newsagents and supermarkets.

Magazine for Educators

Raspberry Pi has announced the launch of a joint venture with Computing at School: a magazine designed for educators seeking help in the digital making environment. It is called Hello World and is available free from the Raspberry Pi website. It will be published three times a year (to coincide with the start of UK school terms) and is also available to purchase and as a subscription.

Wireless Magic

Alex Eames took a (cheap as chips) Wemos D1 mini (which has an onboard ESP8266 wifi chip), connected it up to an analog temperature sensor and then flashed a script to the board that would send the sensor readings to a Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi runs a PHP server and a script that accepts the data and displays it to your web browser, logging it out to a CSV file at the same time. He’s written the whole thing up as a tutorial with all the code and you can take a look at it here.