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8 Fun & Easy Projects You Can Do With Raspberry PI

Postby ZX81v2 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:23 am

Original story sourced from here >> Science Alert


ScienceAlert Deal: 8 Insanely Cool Things You Can Do With Raspberry Pi

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SCIENCEALERT STAFF
14 NOV 2017

If you've been living under a rock these last few years, you might have missed the huge interest in the tiny computers called Raspberry Pi.

They are a tiny single-board computer which can be used for robotics, commercial and industrial products, and just has a huge range of cool applications.

Over 5 million Raspberry Pis have been sold, and used for everything from controlling robots to setting up an automatic task.

So what can you do with a Raspberry Pi once you've got one? Our ScienceAlert Academy deal for this week is on The Raspberry Pi Mastery Bundle.

Check out 8 awesome projects you can learn with this online course:

1. Learn how to start Bitcoin Mining – a relatively simple way of earning one of the world's fastest growing currencies.

2. Control your Christmas tree lights, set up a remote motion detection system you can deploy when you're away from home, or set your plants up to automatically water themselves when they are thirsty!

3. Design a motion sensor-based teddy bear that laughs when you wave your hand.

4. Use sensors to remotely display water temperature and alert you via email

5. Build a basic robot and control it entirely through Raspberry Pi. Our favourite is Peeqo the gif bot.

6. Implement the Internet of Things through Python programming to make remotely controlled devices – everything from your house lights, to your smart fridge.

7. Automate the process of turning a water pump on and off.

8. Learn how to control AC appliances using a relay and Python programming.

Find out how to get started with all these projects here, and don't stress if you don't already have a Raspberry Pi to play with – we're selling a bundle pack at this link.

And just as a bonus, put in the code GIFTSHOP15 at the checkout and receive an extra 15 percent off the Raspberry Pi kits.

This is a promotional ScienceAlert Academy post, in partnership with StackCommerce. We carefully vet all courses and products to make sure they're relevant to our readers, and make a share in the profits of any sales.


This is not free, but i found it quite an interesting read. click the Sciencealert Link above for full details and links to their packages
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Re: 8 Fun & Easy Projects You Can Do With Raspberry PI

Postby mistamontiel » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:50 am

DreamPi !
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Re: 8 Fun & Easy Projects You Can Do With Raspberry PI

Postby Berzerk » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:33 am

Some of those can be done with Smarthubs like Iris,Smartthings and Wink. Nothing really ground breaking. The Bitcoin one sounds interesting. Smartthings has a Github community that makes it do a lot of different things.
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Postby NerdyBreeze » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:56 am

There are a slew of HTPC-centric Raspberry Pi operating systems out there, each revolving around slapping your HD videos on the big screen. OSMC and OpenElec are two such choices built around the popular Kodi media center software (formerly XBMC), while RasPlex transforms your Pi into the ultimate Plex streaming box.
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Re: 8 Fun & Easy Projects You Can Do With Raspberry PI

Postby NerdyBreeze » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:00 am

Tested on the Raspberry pie out of stupidity The Raspberry Pi Zero was the one i used! but there are tons other things you can do with latter versions to newer .
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Postby Berzerk » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:21 am

For some reason I just do not like Plex. Not fond of using a service to stream material that they can ding you on for copyright issues. Waiting for when they start monitoring people’s Plex streams for Copyright content. If they can do it on YouTube then they can pretty much eventually do it anywhere. Call me a tinfoil hat wearing person.
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Re: 8 Fun & Easy Projects You Can Do With Raspberry PI

Postby Biggsy666 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:42 am

Cool ideas, i just got a Pi Zero and am looking for something to do with it. I also have a GameGear or GB Color shell and was thinking the two may go together but have yet to make up my mind.
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Postby mistamontiel » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:42 am

Raspberry Pi 3 she comes in a lolunchbag

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Re: 8 Fun & Easy Projects You Can Do With Raspberry PI

Postby PlayDoh003 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:15 pm

The Raspberry Pi runs RetroPie... who cares about what else it can do? :D
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Re: 8 Fun & Easy Projects You Can Do With Raspberry PI

Postby unsaidwarning » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:31 pm

Some of these sound really cool.

I have only used a Zero for RetroPie, which in itself is pretty amazing and useful for so cheap and easy. I def wanna get more into the PI scene though, although a lot of it seems pretty complex.
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Postby UbiqMonk » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:14 pm

That all sounds really fun. And yes- I do pretty much live under a rock ;-) I must have one now. I'm gonna ask for one for xmas! What language does it run? can I get a detailed book on it?
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Postby acr250rider » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:55 am

Awesome info ZX81v2. I have had these in my hands like a hundred times. There is so much stuff to do with them I get over whelmed while looking at them. And all the paraphilia that goes along with it.
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Postby mrpink999 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:35 am

Pi's are cool
I recently made a firewall for my main PC out of a Zero
and have a mock up Apache server on the other Pi
Great for creating websites and offline storage. Google LAMP server

Making an Retropi image for my son this week, fun stuff!
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Re: 8 Fun & Easy Projects You Can Do With Raspberry PI

Postby Biggsy666 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:59 am

It would be great to see a Pi section here on the Zone with tutorials, pictures, videos and any allowed downloads etc. Don't know how possible or wanted it would be but i think it would be cool.
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Re: 8 Fun & Easy Projects You Can Do With Raspberry PI

Postby ZX81v2 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:31 pm

Glad this topic got so much interest... I was browsing a few Science sites and found it. It was a interesting read, as I don't own a PI. Another 10 years and these things are gonna be awesome full stop!
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