Thirty-five dollars is a small price to pay for all the incredible projects one can do with a Raspberry Pi, yet sorting through all the possibilities can be a daunting task.
If you’re ready to dive in and get building, Megan Treacy at Treehugger has found twenty great ideas to get you started.
Build a Nice-Looking Cardboard Raspberry Pi Case
Being totally stripped down allows the Raspberry Pi to be cheap, but it also means that the first thing a Raspberry Pi requires when you unpack it is a good case. There are plenty of plastic cases you can buy, butthis project lets you make your own out of sturdy cardboard without sacrificing style.
Build a Raspberry Pi-Powered Computer
There a few builds out there for making a Raspberry Pi-powered computer set up, from the quick and easy to the more expert level projects. This one by Michael Davis for an all-in-one desktop computer is on the easier end. It has a short list of needed materials and lets you put an old monitor and keyboard to use. The Raspberry Pi gets strapped to the back of the monitor, letting it go incognito.
Set Up a Personal Web Server
One of the more basic things that those with a little programming experience can do with Raspberry Pi is set up a personal web server. The microcomputer won’t be able to handle any major traffic, but it will do nicely for hosting a resume or personal landing page or even a little Dropbox clone with no monthly fees.Jeremy Morgan’s tutorial tells you how to do it.
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