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Some uses for the Raspberry Pi:

 

Carputer

HTPC

Media Player

Emulation box (arcade / console)

Distributed Computing

GPS Device

 

 

Limited by your imagination really! If you've an idea, please add it below.

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Here's some ideas I've seen posted around the net so far:

 

Mini arcade machine

Streaming Audio Receiver

Mini media station (instead of using laptop, think iPlayer etc)

UAV drone! (You can run the Pi off batteries)

Robot vacuum cleaner (the missus will love this one)

Weather station

Digital Satellite eceiver

Security Camera System

Carputer

HTPC

Answering machine (do people still use these?

Timelapse photography (webcam?)

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Hi !! I'm new here , Just posting the reasons I'm Ordering raspberry pi's .

 

I'm going to use them as peacekeepers in my house . With the pi I can give my two eldest their own computer each for

Internet / social media use

and entertainment

 

No more fighting over the remote or the computer !!!

 

I'm hoping that the experience for them of building it into a box and hooking it up to a small telly , along with using a linux system ( as opposed to the Mac they're used to ) will be good for them , and I'm looking forward to setting it up myself for/with them .

 

Everyone seems to be buying phones for ther 9 year olds , but I'd rather they have an Internet device for their room , and I'm hoping the Pi will be it .

 

 

It mightn't be the most ambitious project , but I think it'll be of the highest value to me !!

 

 

Many thanks and looking forward to it !!

 

 

 

 

 

Oh I nearly forgot , I have a small , unformed idea to use it as the central controller for a home brewery , but that'll take a bit of development and research !!

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Brilliant idea for the kids.

 

Tell me though, I'm intrigued by the home brewery, I do a bit of homebrew myself, although still faffing about with two-can kits.

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Welcome to the site :)

 

Sounds rather specialist :) Have you got your Pi yet or is it still on backorder?

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Brilliant idea for the kids.

 

Tell me though, I'm intrigued by the home brewery, I do a bit of homebrew myself, although still faffing about with two-can kits.

 

Well once you go to the all grain side of things theres a lot of places in a set up that could do with control and recording ( Temp and times ).

Some guys use ATC controllers , a few are doing arduino style stuff , and there's lots of other " solutions " hacked together .

 

Places you'd use sensors and control in a brewery would be temperature: heating water in a tank, monitoring and maintaining during mashing the grain , Boiling the wort . during fermentation you can automate heating / cooling , and with complex schedules really affect flavour profiles in the beer .

Automated timing would be useful for reminding when to hop during the Boil .

 

with a raspi though I think you can build a controller that does these ( maybe an add on ) and then run Open source Brewing recipe software too on the raspi for recipes and records ( so you remember what recipe tasted good / bad / indifferent )

 

As I said it's an unformed idea but there's maybe a few people who'd be interested in a kit that does this

( http://www.speidels-braumeister.de/The-Braumeister:_:21.html this crowd sell a simplified homebrewery , very expensive , and locked down )

 

But mainly I'll be doing the kids their stuff .

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I'm planning on implementing an HVAC and central heating monitor and solar energy controller for our new house. Pi seems to be rather capable for collecting data from different sensors and controlling some valves and relays.

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I am very exciteb about the RPI. I plan to mount it on a remote controlled helicopter and hook up a webcam and take arial pictures with it. And then develop from there...

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Was thinking about implementing some kind of emulator suite based on a linux kernel. Would be quite cool to have a <airquote>backup server</airquote> if you know what I mean, that downloads what roms you want to your sd card where you can play them. I would have to make a xbox 360 gamepad driver but the end result would be worth it all.

 

Also, I was thinking about porting chromium os, which would be fun, considering its written for x86 -.-.

 

PS: Wow, found this http://code.google.com/p/chromium/wiki/LinuxChromiumArm seems you can compile for ARM and it works fine, well, it's a start.

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Hi, I'm new here.

 

I'm keen on getting Openframeworks ( http://www.openframeworks.cc/ ) running on the PI as it's the basis for most of my work and personal projects.

 

There is a really good community around Openframeworks and it's a great way to learn C++ for the novices.

 

Sounds interesting, since I have already got my Pi and I was looking for a project to start working on I will take a shot at getting this to work on the Pi. Will keep you posted on the progress (Currently waiting for the download file to finish extracting).

 

- Suramya

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An extremely portable one would be cool, which could run off a tiny dry battery, along with a mini LCD, probably from those car cameras. And even add a QWERTY keyboard from a phone.

 

I think any blackberry Keypad + trackpad would be great to have a portable build.. . Less things to carry around, though this would be slightly big compared to the built in keyboard and lcd. .

 

What do you guys think? Because if you want to carry your media player around, you will have to carry all of its accessories etc. :S

 

You could even mod it to fit in an old portable router case

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Sounds interesting, since I have already got my Pi and I was looking for a project to start working on I will take a shot at getting this to work on the Pi. Will keep you posted on the progress (Currently waiting for the download file to finish extracting).

 

- Suramya

 

Great!

 

I'm hacking on an EGL Window for openframeworks at the moment, currently I can draw stuff when using the hello_triangle.c example, but I'm not getting an OpenGL ES context when using the same code within openFrameworks:

 

https://github.com/andreasmuller/openframeWorks-Raspberry-PI/blob/master/openFrameworks/libs/openFrameworks/app/ofAppEGLWindow.h

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integrate some sensor data from a bunch of arduinos (via xbee), into a controllable api through a python web socket served from the rpi. After that, who knows? I'm better in python than processing, so this could be the perfect conduit to turn the arduino fleet into a bunch of motes with a central brain.

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Hi!

I just received my Raspberry, and have (at least) three projects for it already:

1: Setting up a home office / thin client to be able to access my Windows desktop from home without the need for a Windows computer

2: Prividing my wife with her own kitchen TV without the need for a second (expensive) box and usage fees for rhe cable company

3: Starting to look at emulatora for good old 80,s games consoles (reading the book "Ready Player One" is the inspiration for this project)

 

Jan

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3: Starting to look at emulatora for good old 80,s games consoles (reading the book "Ready Player One" is the inspiration for this project)

 

 

Good man!!

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I am interested in getting a 3d printer and I've seen mention of the Rpi as a print server for a reprap device. Also, thingiverse has a number of 3d models made so I can print a custom case for my Rpi. One project feeds the other, I guess.

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