Ten Of Our Favourite Raspberry Pi Projects

Seven Ready-Made Raspberry Pi Projects You Can Install in a Few Clicks

There's no end to the purposes you can put a Raspberry Pi to. Here's ten of our favourite projects for the popular and tiny computer.

Use It As A VPN Router

Use a Raspberry Pi as a Tor/VPN Router for Anonymous Browsing

VPNs are a hot topic right now, and there are plenty of quite reasonable purposes they can be put to. Building a VPN and Tor compatible router isn't terribly difficult, but it could be incredibly useful.

Build Your Own Jukebox

Build Your Own Jukebox

If the Raspberry Pi's a-rockin', don't come a-knockin'. It's handy being able to manage your music around your home, and doubly so with this project, which leaves you with a touchscreen interface that anyone can use.

Build A MIDI Sampler

If you need (or just want) millions of sounds at your fingerprints, this simple project will give you everything you need.

Build A Weather Station

Build Your Own Raspberry Pi Powered Weather Station

You could (as the classic joke goes) always stick your Pi out the window and check if it comes back wet to see if it's raining, but this guide will let you turn your Pi into a much more able weather measuring instrument.

Build A GoPro

Build Your Own Raspberry Pi-Powered GoPro Style Action Camera

OK, not quite a GoPro. It's a trademark, for starters. But it is feasible to use a Raspberry Pi as the brains of your very own action camera.

Build A Spy Camera

Build a Raspberry Pi-Powered Secret Spy Camera

Useful surveillance, or incredibly creepy? That depends on what use you put your Raspberry Pi powered spy camera to.

Build A Games Streaming Box

Who needs a Steam Box? It's easy enough to turn a Raspberry Pi 2 into a system for streaming your PC games to the big screen.

Build A Network Analyser

Network problems getting you down? A Raspberry Pi can make a great network analysis machine.

Build A Playstation Emulator

The original Pi's a decent retro emulator, but the Pi 2 brings more power to bear, and with it, the prospect of emulating Sony's original Playstation.

Build Your Own Smartphone

You've got to temper your expectations here. Or to put it another way, you're not going to be building a Samsung Galaxy S6 out of your Pi. But it can be done if you're keen.


Comments

    I think the 'spy camera' is actually a 'captain obvious camera'

    No HTPC? Running Kodi on my Pi is a great experience, I recommend that to everyone

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