The Raspberry Pi is a 35$ nano-computer that can do a lot
1. a print server
Old printers can be refurbished into wireless printers using a Raspeberry PI. This makes it a very cheap solution.
- The Raspberry Pi as a print server for HP Color LaserJet 1600
- This stackoverflow article explains how to set up a print Server with cups.
- You may have to purchase a Parallel->USB port converter as explained here
2. a GPS Tracker
Stuart Johnson has created a GPS Tracker, combining a Raspberry PI with a GlobalSat BR-305 GPS Receiver which has a RS232 connection and a program written in Mono C#.
3. a Geiger Counter:
Cooking Hack provides a tutorial to build a Radiation Sensor
A more advance project incorporates a GPS Tracker and Zigbee wireless less system.
4. Home Robotic:
a voice controled robot
Raspberry Pi Robot Test!
Raspberry Pi robot using node.js and Socket.io
5. Home automation
Intelligent Home Heating System
MONIRUL PATHAN explains how he has built a home thermostat using 3 simple steps.
Remote control of GPIO with iPhone
6. a media center
How to turn your Raspberry Pi into an XBMC Media Center
7. a file server
This article explains how to turn a Raspberry PI into a File Server
LinuxToday article explains how to Build a file server with the Raspberry Pi in 20 steps.
8. a CCTV system
9. Home Brewing
As seen in Geek.com, an Homebrew enthusiast modifies Raspberry Pi to control beer fermentation In TechRepublic: Raspberry Pi and Beer: A match made in heaven
10. reviving a retro computer
retro Back in 1988, I was the happy owner of the faster personal computer at the time : an Acorn Archimedes , running RiscOS. In fact the ARM 11 processor, which is the core of the Raspberry PI has a long history. The Acorn Archimedes was the first computer equiped with a ARM based CPU. The instructions to install this 25 year old mythic Operating system on the RPI can be found here : RISCOC for Raspberry Computer.
11. Vintage Video Games
12. a coffe machine
yes ! a coffee machine
13. Build your own 3D printer
Raspberry pi to 3D print with webinterface in node.js
14. Weather Station
Connecting 2 temperature sensors, light sensor and a barometric pressure sensor on a Raspberry to build a weather station. on RasPi.tv
Why not use the "Solar Battery Cells" propepsed by cottonpickers to make this weather station autonomous ?
15. a Near Space Craft
Launch of Raspberry Pi Into Near Space by weather balloon
16. a HPC Computer
A Southampton university team and a 6 year old Lego specialist has built a HPC computer composed with a cluster of 64 Raspberry PI
Building a High Performance Computer ourself with a aim to inspire the next generation of scientist and engineers.
Supercomputer get built using Raspberry Pi and Lego
- Supercomputer gets built using Raspberry Pi computers and Lego
- Un supercalculateur en Raspberry Pi et en Lego
- Southampton engineers a Raspberry Pi Supercomputer
- Southampton University Web Site