The Raspberry Pi Pico W is the wireless variant of the tiny one and the company presents the device in the MagPi 119 (from page 34), which has just been released. In the current magazine of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, the company goes into the specifications and the design of the Pico W. There are also insights into the development of the powerful and small development platform. You will also find an interview with the hardware and software developers involved in the Pico W.
The Raspberry Pi Pico W is presented in the MagPi 119
Of course, the Raspberry Pi Pico W review is pretty extensive. Not only will the specifications be presented, but the team will also show you how to set up the device with the new firmware and how to connect the tiny one to your local network.
The price of the Raspberry Pi Pico W would be set at $6 … but in Germany you often pay a multiple, especially when there are delivery bottlenecks. You may have to be a bit patient if you don’t want to pay fancy prices.
And otherwise in the MagPi 119?
In another article, the authors deal with what you can do with an older Raspberry Pi. Maybe you also have older models in the closet, but Raspberry Pi OS runs perfectly on them. An older model’s uses include a file server or Internet radio . Media centers and retro game consoles are also mentioned in the article.
From my own experience I can tell you that the adblocker Pi-Hole works fantastic on older Pis. I myself run a VPN router on a Raspberry Pi 3B+ , including a WLAN hotspot via RaspAP – that sounds more complicated than it is!
Of course you can also make a night light out of older devices or switch a relay for sunrise or sunset .
A larger contribution in the MagPi 119 revolves around the construction of a weather station . This seems to be a pretty popular topic these days. In any case, the topic was addressed several times in the more recent issues of MagPi.
The Hiwonder SpiderPi is also a cool construct. The hexapod is, unsurprisingly, powered by a Raspberry Pi that controls a total of 18 servomotors.
Download the PDF for free
As usual, the current magazine is available free of charge as a PDF – the MagPi 119 is no exception here.
Clicking on this link will take you to the MagPi 119. You can either make a donation or download the PDF directly for free .
As usual, the magazine is in English. I always enjoy browsing through the new MagPis. Even if some projects are too big to try yourself, many articles are inspirational.
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