You can purchase a smart lock that you control with your phone easily enough, but it's much more fun to actually make one yourself. YouTubers Hacker House make one with a Raspberry Pi.
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Maybe you picked up a Raspberry Pi for the holidays, or you've been sitting on one of the super versatile, palm-sized computers for a while now. If you've been wondering how to get started with yours, or what you could build that's worthwhile, here are ten great ideas.
It's no secret that turning a Raspberry Pi into a retro game console is hands-down the most popular, easy, and fun project you can do with a Pi. That initial guide is just the beginning though, and if you really want to get more out your little DIY console, you'll want to dig in with some advanced tips.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a version of its lightweight Pixel operating system for PC and Mac. The Linux-based operating system is typically used for the Raspberry Pi single-board computers. Now you can use it to used to breathe new life into really old computers.
If you're running a Raspberry Pi that's doing something in the background, like working as a security camera system or a weather station, then it's good to know exactly what it's up to no matter where you are. Initial State shows off how to build a dashboard that keeps you up to date and notifies you if anything goes wrong.
Typically, if you wanted to control your Raspberry Pi from outside your network, you'd need to go through and set up your router to allow access from the internet, install some software on your Pi, set up a DNS server, and cross your fingers you're doing that all securely. Dataplicity makes this a heck of a lot easier.
The Raspberry Pi is a fantastically affordable computer, but when you add in the cost of a display, mouse, and keyboard, things get a little more expensive. Good thing you don't really need them. With VNC, you can access your Pi from a laptop or desktop computer using the same mouse, keyboard, and display that you always do, no rewiring required.