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Bring Volume 3 of The MagPi magazine, the first and only community magazine for the Raspberry Pi enthusiast, from virtual to reality.
357 backers pledged £19,421 to help bring this project to life.

Special Announcement - Issue 30 printing and Raspberry Pi Foundation!

Posted by The MagPi (Creator)

Today (Friday 27 February) the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced on a new chapter in the life of The MagPi ( We are incredibly honoured that The MagPi is now the official magazine for Raspberry Pi users (, but more importantly that the Raspberry Pi Foundation is retaining that same MagPi spirit of community and free access to information. You will be able to buy The MagPi from Google Play and the Apple App Store, and eventually printed copies may be available in the High Street, but crucially you will always be able to download the *current* issue for FREE. 

This superb news does mean that Issue 30 is the last issue that will be produced by the community of MagPi volunteers. We have therefore decided that we will also print Issue 30 and give it FREE to every backer of this Kickstarter, including the STICKER MADNESS reward*. We will also update the Volume 3 binder to include this extra issue plus the contents on the back of the binder will also include Issue 30 contents. 

As Issue 30 is the last issue of the original MagPi magazine, we intend to change it for the print version only. We're not 100% sure what we will do but likely we will add a commentary from some of the volunteers on the back page. Based on the current number of backers, we will only print 500 copies of Issue 30 so this issue will become a collectible piece of Raspberry Pi history.

We are all looking forward to watch The MagPi soar higher and further and we hope that you will continue to support Russell Barnes, the new editor of The MagPi, and his team just as much as you have supported us. 

Kind Regards from Ash, Will, Ian, Aaron and all of The MagPi volunteers. 

* Unfortunately the free Issue 30 offer does not apply to FUZZY GLOW backers, but we very much appreciate your support.

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    1. lochnessduck on

      Thank you MagPi volunteers for all the hard work!

    2. The MagPi 3-time creator on

      Thanks for all the kind words everyone. It is really amazing to see the great new look and all of the excitement around it!

    3. Darrell Little

      Exciting news, congratulations!

    4. NialP

      Congrats guys, that's an amazing feat!
      The RasPi is still getting more and more popular and new and innovative products based on the RasPi core like the OpenPi by Wireless Things are starting to appear. To be the official magazine for all of that is amazing, especially considering how small you started off as and how you have managed to grow while remaining a free mag.
      Top job! Happy Writing!

    5. Dexter Industries on

      Fantastic! Congratulations MagPi, this is great news for the Raspberry Pi community!