There’s a new issue of HackSpace magazine on the shelves today, and as usual for the Pi Press it’s full of things to make and do!

Adafruit

Makers love making hardware, and they’d also love to turn this hobby into a way to make a living. So in the hope of picking up a few tips, HackSpace spoke to the woman behind Adafruit: Limor Fried, aka Ladyada.

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Adafruit has played a massive part in bringing the maker movement into homes and schools, so Limor’s words of wisdom will be a big hit in the magazine.

Raspberry Pi 3B+

As you may have heard, there’s a new Pi, and that can only mean one thing for HackSpace magazine: they have tested it to its limits!

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The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is faster, better, and stronger, but what does that mean in practical terms for your projects?

Toys

Kids are amazing, says the Raspberry Pi Foundation! Their curious minds, untouched by mundane adulthood, come up with crazy stuff that no sensible grown-up would think to build. No sensible grown-up, that is, apart from the engineers behind Kids Invent Stuff, the brilliant YouTube channel that takes children’s inventions and makes them real.

They spoke to Ruth Amos, entrepreneur, engineer, and one half of the Kids Invent Stuff team.

Buggy!

It shouldn’t just be kids who get to play with fun stuff! This month, in the name of research, they’ve brought a Stirling engine–powered buggy from Shenzhen.

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This ingenious mechanical engine is the closest you’ll get to owning a home-brew steam engine without running the risk of having a boiler explode in your face.

Tutorials

They is also plenty full of tutorials to make, so get going!

Copies of HackSpace magazine are available in selected stores across the UK, including Tesco, WHSmith, and Sainsbury’s. They’ll also be making their way across the globe to USA, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Belgium in the coming weeks, so ask your local retailer whether they’re getting a delivery.

You can also purchase your copy on the Raspberry Pi Press website, and browse the complete collection of other Raspberry Pi publications, such as The MagPi, Hello World, and Raspberry Pi Projects Books.