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Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

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Scratch the Cat

Create a very simple “cat in the box” program using Scratch, a visual programming language with drag-and-drop interface. Read more »

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The first time Raspbian boots a configuration tool called raspi-config will appear. You’ll use this to make configuration changes to the Pi, and here's how. Read more »


Create a simple counting program using Python, an “interpreted language,” which means that you can write a program and directly execute it. Read more »


The new book from Maker Media will initiate you into the ecosystem of the versatile magnetic components Read more »


How the new Compute Module helps makers create embedded Linux products. Read more »


In partnership with Astronaut Tim Peake, UK Space, and the European Space Agency, the Raspberry Pi Foundation is sending their single board computers to the International Space Station in a program dubbed “Astro Pi.” Two Raspberry Pis will be sent to the ISS as part of Tim’s 6 month mission... Read more »

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There’s no doubt that platforms like Raspberry Pi have made learning about computers and electronics more accessible for youth. But going beyond accessibility, how do you motivate and encourage young people to explore the possibilities that these platforms provide? The team behind Piper aims to do exactly that with their... Read more »