A mainstay in the maker community, the Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The credit card-sized computer can be connected to a TV, a computer monitor, and be used with a keyboard and mouse. From browsing the internet and playing games, to making spreadsheets and viewing 1080 high-definition videos, it is capable of functioning just like a desktop computer. The Raspberry Pi is a tiny, but surprisingly powerful device.

Given the multitude of possibilities with this device, you might be unaware of some interesting functions that the Rasberry Pi is capable of. Hence, we shall introduce 10 very basic but interesting applications based on Pi.

1.Turn your Kindle into a PC

With a Kindle and a Raspberry Pi, you can rig your Kindle into to an ultraportable, monochrome computer – the Kindleberry Pi. Using your Kindle as a screen, connect it to the processing power of the Raspberry Pi. Then hook it up to an external keyboard to type comfortably.

Question: Why you need to turn your Kindle into a computer?

Answer: Why not?

2.Make your old fashioned game machine

Build your own Raspberry Pi game console with just a Raspberry Pi board, a microSD card, a micro USB power adapter, and a case to contain them all. Lastly, prepare some form of game controller and its done. Some of the most common and interesting games include those from Nintendo and Sega.

3. Smart Pet Feeder

A talented user once built his very own automatic pet feeder by connecting the Raspberry Pi with a camera, and manually building the box. The smart machine automatically gives out food when your pet dogs approach. Such an application can serve as an inspiration for makers, as it can be developed for face recognition uses. In fact, Seeed has developed a similar appication based on the Raspberry Pi for smart locks.

4. Long distance Coffee Maker

Connect your Pi to a Coffee Maker and write a dial programme, and you can turn your traditional coffee maker into an IoT coffee maker. This device enables you to simply dial to have a cup of coffee. You can also try to build this with a transmission belt to make a simple robot, that can make coffee and deliver it to your table. 

5. A Super Computer

As we all know, the super computer consist of of multi computering working at the same time. There was once a computer fanatic who connected 64 Pis together to build a Pi super computer. More interestingly, his son has combined the Pis with Lego, making the super computer both fancy and functionable at the same time. But I have say, the cost of the lego is more expensive than the Pis.

6. Solar energy computer

By connecting the Raspberry Pi with an external solar panel, you can create an environmentally friendly computer.

7. A Tor agent for anonymized website traffic

Want to have access to a safer and private internet? Connect your Pi to a wireless rounter to create an Tor agent to anonymize your web browsing and prevent others from tracking you. It is the basic skill to have as an internet hacker.

8. A Pocket Computer

Wouldn’t it be great to have a pocket-sized computer to have around in your pocket? Many makers delight in changing the Nintendo Game Boy or old style PDA into a Pi Pocket Computer, which can run Linux. Unlike the Kindleberry Pi, it is not monochrome.

9. A Time Machine

Obviously, it is not a real “Time machine”. Actually, it is just a device made from connecting the Raspberry Pi with LED. Fans of ” Back to Future” would love it so much.

10. A bitcoin Machine

By connecting your Raspberry Pi with an LED screen and a special Bitcoin digging USB devices, you can build a low power consumption “bitcoin machine”. Unfortunately, it is not only low power but also low on return as well (because the world is fair). But it is a good way to build your first bitcoin machine.

This is just a brief summary of Pi’s simple but interesting applications. Try building your own as a weekend project! If you wish to find out more interesting ways to use the Raspberry Pi, check out Seeed’s lastest product, the Grove Base Hat for Raspberry Pi. It enables the Rasberry Pi to be compatible with more 300 groves (300+ input and output suitable for different seranios), allowing you to make more than 3000 applications.

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