The MagPi

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The MagPi
Commissioning Editor Russell Barnes
Frequency monthly
First issue May 2012 (2012-05)
Language English
ISSN 2051-9982

The MagPi is a free[1] fanzine for users of the Raspberry Pi computer. It was created by the community[2][3][4] as an unofficial volunteer produced Raspberry Pi publication[5] and in 2015 was handed over to the Raspberry Pi Foundation to be run in-house as the official Raspberry Pi magazine.[6] It was launched in May 2012[7] and contains news, projects and tutorials.[8]


Writing in LinuxNov at the time of the launch, Mohamed Hussein considered it to be "really worth" downloading for its informative and helpful content.[9] The first issue was found by Harry Fairhead in I Programmer to be uninspiring, with the lack of hardware available to writers being noted. However, he did consider it to be a "venture worth supporting" in the longer term.[5]

Writing in The Wall Street Journal's Tech Europe blog, Ben Rooney described the magazine as having a "comforting nostalgic feel" but questioned whether this would appeal to a new generation of programmers.[10]


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