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Build a Raspberry Pi quadcopter in Linux User & Developer 136

Learn how to use a Raspberry Pi to power a quadcopter, then read what Ron Gilbert and other members games industry think of SteamOS in the latest issue of Linux User

helicopter rpi

We’ve show you how to build a Raspberry Pi robot and a Raspberry Pi RC car, now we’ve decided to go airborne and teach you how to program a Raspberry Pi to control a quadcopter. Learn the intricacies of controlling a vehicle in three dimensions, where many more forces work against you compared to a grounded contraption.

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Our author built this using a Raspberry Pi

After you’re done with that you can also read our massive feature on SteamOS, Valve’s new gaming distro. We talk to important folk in the games industry such as Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert, prolific Linux porter Ethan Lee and Johnnemann Nordhagen. Johnnemann is the co-founder of the Fullbright company, responsible for last year’s indie mega-hit Gone Home.

If you still want more content after that we also have a dual-booting SteamOS tutorial, building a blog with django feature and Red Hat talks about FOSS and the cloud.

You can grab the new issue from all good newsagents and the Imagine Shop.