10 Amazing Things You Can Do With A Raspberry Pi

What is Raspberry Pi ?

A Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer originally designed for education, inspired by the 1981 BBC Micro. Creator Eben Upton’s goal was to create a low-cost device that would improve programming skills and hardware understanding at the pre-university level. But thanks to its small size and accessible price, it was quickly adopted by tinkerers, makers, and electronics enthusiasts for projects that require more than a basic microcontroller (such as Arduino devices).The Raspberry Pi is slower than a modern laptop or desktop but is still a complete Linux computer and can provide all the expected abilities that implies, at a low-power consumption level.

What kind of operating system does the Raspberry Pi run?

The Raspberry Pi was designed for the Linux operating system, and many Linux distributions now have a version optimized for the Raspberry Pi.

Two of the most popular options are Raspbian, which is based on the Debian operating system, and Pidora, which is based on the Fedora operating system. For beginners, either of these two work well; which one you choose to use is a matter of personal preference. A good practice might be to go with the one which most closely resembles an operating system you’re familiar with, in either a desktop or server environment.

Amazing things you can do with Raspberry Pi

1.Internet photo frame

It’s easy to build your own digital picture frame using a spare computer monitor: All you need is a Raspberry Pi board and a nice frame.you can find many DIY articles and Videos related to making Internet Photo Frame.i will leave it to you to search for it.

2.HTPC Media Streaming

Building a video player with a Raspberry Pi is easy and useful. You can hook up your Raspberry Pi to a television and play internet video files, or streams.

Building a media centre, or HTPC (home theatre PC) is one of the most rewarding projects a newcomer can complete.

It’s easy to turn a Raspberry Pi into an HTPC, and you can quickly hook it up to your television.

3.Retro Gaming Emulator

Gaming Emulators have always been favorite among people,Using Raspberry pi as a butt kicking console emulator is a popular use for the machines.it can play games from wide variety of consoles right up from play station 1 Era.

Old school Gaming can be done using this and this is surely gonna bring some nostalgic moments back from the Childhood.

4.Pi Desk

The PiDesk, created by Frederick Vandenbosch, is a futuristic take on the traditional workspace powered by a Raspberry Pi B+ board. The lower right corner of its surface features hidden capacitive touch controls, which turn the computer on and raise the monitor up out of the desk.The project is very complicated, but Vandenbosch works you through it step-by-step on his Element 14 blog

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5.Motion-Detecting Alarm

A great project for a kid’s room, Jeff Highsmith’s PiLarm is a motion-detecting alarm built from a Raspberry Pi. When an intruder is detected by the passive infrared sensor, the device will give you a few moments to enter a disarm PIN before an audio alarm and warning light go off. A picture is then taken of the intruder and emailed to you.

6.Smart Mirror

Have an old computer monitor that you’re not using? Why not turn it into your own high-tech magic mirror?

Perfecting this one will take some time: The folks at Hacker House built their own wood frame to hold the see-through mirror glass and hide the Raspberry Pi board. But the end result is fantastic — a customizable smart mirror that displays time, temperature, and news headlines.

7.Home Automation

There’s a new product called  PiFacethat’s perfect for home automation. It hooks up to the RPi and allows it to detect switch states from a door sensor, a pressure pad or any number of other switch types.

8.Robotics

Build your Own robot using Raspberry pi .Robots are generally quite cool ,obviously aside from the ones that wish to except for the ones that try to kill all of humanity. There are plenty of friendly robots out there.

There are many DIY projects on how to build your own robot using raspberry pi on the Internet

9.A Mini Web Browser

Since your Raspberry Pi is already hooked up to your TV, why not enjoy some big screen surfing? You’ll need a better browser than Midori for this though, so try Chromium. Just drop into a Terminal and type: ‘sudo apt- get install chromium-browser‘, then hit Enter.

10.Electric Chess Board

The art of playing chess is studying the board, seeing things from different angles, and keeping your finger on that piece until you’re absolutely sure you’re not walking into a trap. A computer chess program just doesn’t come close.

Well now, thanks to the Raspberry Pi Zero – plus a touchscreen, a few magnets, some LEDs and some software wizardry – you can play against a computer on a real wooden board.

It uses an open-source chess engine called Stockfish, which allows players to choose the difficulty level – novice to grandmaster – and set the personality of the opponent, as well as register all of the moves.

Each piece has a magnet connected to the bottom, which tracks it from the beginning of the game. The computer responds by lighting an LED under the piece it wishes to move, as well as the square to which it wishes to move it to.

That’s it for today.These were the 10 Amazing things you can do with a Raspberry pi,not just these 10 things there are many more cool things you can do with Raspberry pi testing your imagination skills and Passion.