50 DIY server equipment

In the past I’ve written about some of our home technology items that we’ve installed since moving into the house in 2003. From thousands of feet of structured wiring to whole house audio, I love pimping our pad with as much technology as possible without making the house look like a crazy bling’d out MTV Cribs house. Overblown home tech installation is a hobby that I really enjoy and something very unique and unexpected in a small house.

Several years ago, when I could see our home tech plans coming together (and I love it when a plan comes together), I could see the growing need for a nerve center for the home. All of the structured wiring had already been laid out to make home runs to the basement, but they all terminated to a disorganized mess that was hanging on the wall.

1. KindleBerry Pi

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If you love traveling but hate taking a bulky laptop with you for work or entertainment, you’ll love the KindleBerry Pi concept. All you need is a Kindle, your Raspberry Pi, and a few USB accessories to transform your limited tablet to a fully functioning personal computer. The Kindle acts as a screen while the Raspberry Pi serves as your processor. Connect an external keyboard, and you can do just about anything from just about anywhere. You will need to jailbreak your Kindle, so there is risk involved. But for a skilled technician, a KindleBerry Pi setup can provide you with the technology you need but without the bulk of a traditional laptop weighing you down.

2. Secure VPN Server

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While consumer VPNs are great, this project will show you exactly how to set up your own secure VPN service on your Raspberry Pi. VPN, or Virtual Private Network, protects your online endeavors from prying eyes. It hides your IP address by allowing you to browse through a different computer’s connection. You can use your Raspberry Pi as a secondary VPN server for your home network for added protection. This isn’t a project you should take on if you have minimal experience as you can do some serious damage to your computer system. You’ll need some decent Linux skills and plenty of patience to pull this off.

3. BeetBox

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Giving new meaning to dropping a beat, the BeetBox combines a love for music with a less-than-popular vegetable. If you haven’t been intrigued by too many Raspberry Pi projects so far, this should spark an interest. This project requires a Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit, a touch sensor, a soldering station, and your favorite invention kit if you’re a newbie. You’ll also need to hone in on your carpentry skills to build the enclosure. But once your BeetBox is complete, you’ll have the best party game around. Who would have thought that vegetables would go so great with Pi?

4. Bighak

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 Are you familiar with the 70s toy Bigtrak? If so, you’ll love this detailed description of a full sized programmable space tank. This was no small feat and took a large team of developers and programmers to bring to life. You can learn all about it in this detailed play by play explanation. Learn about the planning, building, bodywork, and software that all came together to produce this larger than life toy. A Raspberry Pi is the brains behind the project, used as a Wi-Fi access point for users to join in on the fun via their mobile device. This is definitely one of the best Raspberry Pi 2 projects around.
Note from the creators: We did consider using communicating the users programmed instructions via WiFi but went for a Pi camera-based solution in the end.

5. Farmbot

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 Were you a part of the farming app following? Did you grow virtual rows of corn and wheat and harvest them for rewards? Here’s the real-life version. FarmBot helps you graphically design your farm by dragging plants onto a map. You can then build growing regimens, sequences, and operate FarmBot with manual controls. FarmBot can be used anywhere, whether in a greenhouse or a raised bed and can save commercial businesses labor costs. Learn more about FarmBot here and be one of the first to hear about its upcoming release.

6. Voyage, a journey into imagination

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 Combining engineering and art, this Raspberry Pi project is one of a kind. Hundreds of boats were geometrically designed and equipped with custom microcontrollers, data receivers, and LED lights. A Raspberry Pi was built into a control system and used as a web server. The idea behind the project was that the water would serve as a canvas while the boats changed color to create unique presentations that encouraged spectators to think outside the box. Take a look at this project in detail to learn how to recreate it, even if it’s on a much smaller scale.

7. Tutorial: Client/Server on the Raspberry Pi

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In this project, you’ll find a tutorial for setting up a client server on the Raspberry Pi. The concept of the project is to have the Raspberry Pi wait for a connection from a laptop and accept integers from it. The Pi multiplies these integers by two and sends them back. The laptop can close the connection by sending a -1 or stopping the server by sending a -2. This tutorial will show you how to set up the hardware, run the server code, and provide you with codes for both Mac and Windows.

8. Fisher Price Talking Chatter Smartphone

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 Chances are that you or your child has owned a Fisher Price Chatter Telephone. It’s a classic simple toy that kids gravitate to. This project turns a simple toy into an entertainment hub by bringing it to life. There’s quite a bit of disassembly involved with this project so make sure you have all the proper tools. You’ll need a Raspberry Pi Model B+ and an updated version of the Chatter Telephone. As you follow the instructions, make note of what you want the phone to do. For example, you can program it to give weather updates or alert your child when you’re on your way home from work.

9. DIY Wall Display

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 This project starts with an ad to buy their 24-inch wall display, but why would you do that when you can make your own? This DIY Wall Display is great for showing up your family photo, keeping up with your calendar, reading the news, or being ready for the weather, and it’s all powered by your Raspberry Pi. You’ll need a monitor with an HDMI input, a few cables, your Pi, an SD card, and photo frame wire to hang your piece of interactive art. All the necessary codes and links are included and you can customize your display as desired.

10. Magic Mirror2

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 MagicMirror allows you to turn just about any mirror in your home into your own personal assistant. It’s an open source modular smart mirror platform. With an expanding list of modules, it’s growing in popularity and ease of use. After installation, you’ll automatically have several modules, including a clock, calendar, weather, news feed, and even compliments to keep you going each day. The MagicMirror website will walk you through the process and address any issues for you. They’re always looking for suggestions, too!

11. Raspberry Pi car computer

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If your current vehicle is lacking technology, you can change this with a quick Raspberry Pi project. This project shows you how to develop a technology hub for your car that you can customize based on your needs. Listen to music, watch videos, use a map application, or go all the way by hooking up a rear-view camera. Not all of these are addressed in this project but once you know how to set up your Pi, the options are within reach. This is an affordable upgrade for almost any budget and the system requires little space and little power.

12. GPS on Raspberry Pi

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If you’ve been struggling to use GPS receivers with your Raspberry Pi, you’re not alone. There’s not as much available information regarding this type of project. In this tutorial, you’ll find the best snippets of this limited information has been pieced together for you. The final result isn’t anything fancy but it should meet your basic GPS needs. If you run into a few issues, you’ll likely find the solution in this brief but detailed project tutorial. Once you have the initial setup complete, there’s plenty of room for adjustments based on your preferences.

13. Pianette

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Maybe you’ve listened to music as you played video games before, but what if you could combine the two like never before? That’s exactly what you’ll do should you decide to take this project on. Two classical upright pianos were transformed into PlayStation 2 controllers, all with custom analog piezo triggers, a Raspberry Pi, and Arduino Unos. Music combinations were designed based on gameplay controls and combos, creating a visual and musical combination that you have to see to believe. This tutorial has plenty of detailed diagrams to help you make it happen.

14. OzWall

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 The OzWall, featured in The MagPi, was designed to bridge the gap between innovation and art. The final presentation is something out of a dream. It’s a video wall made up of 12 antique televisions all fit with LCD displays. 12 Raspberry Pi computers power the display. It’s designed to be interactive and engaging. Use this project as inspiration to create your own mini OzWall at home, or just take a look and appreciate how the Pi breathes new life into art. It is the only permanent installation at OZ Arts Nashville — a world-class arts event space

15. Lifebox

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 The LifeBox is another Raspberry Pi project that is much about the process as it is the final product. It promotes STEM philosophy, improves electronic and tinkering skills, teaches basic programming, algorithmics, biology, and ecosystem concepts, and looks awesome when it’s all done. The concept is a visual representation of the consequences of your actions involving two pixeled entities, represented by blue and yellow lights. There are configurable variables that you can adjust, see the results, and tweak again to either destroy the entities or help them flourish.

16. Raspberry Pi Car HUD

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 This is an ideal project for the car enthusiast. You’ll use your Raspberry Pi to create a Heads Up Display for your vehicle that can relay vital information, including the vehicle’s speed, cabin temperature, acceleration, and engine data. There are plenty of components to this project considering all the different elements being monitored and communicated. The device is powered through the electrical harness of the car so you don’t need to worry about external connections. Once the car turns on, so does the device. If you’re looking for a better way to monitor your car’s performance, give this Pi project a try.

17. Anomaly Detection in Home-Area Networks using Machine Learning and Raspberry Pi’s

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One deep-seeded fear researchers have is a malicious attack on our modernized electric grid. Cyber security threats are real and the consequences of an effective attack could be devastating. While some Raspberry Pi projects are all for fun, there are some that offer important mechanisms. The Raspberry Pi-based monitoring system is one of them. It has been operating since 2016, and its accuracy and performance are currently being evaluated within NextEnergy’s smart home in Detroit, Michigan. The system works by using machine learning algorithms that can automatically detect suspicious activity. Raspberry Pi projects like this one show just how versatile the computer can be.

18.VMW Research Group Raspberry Pi Cluster

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If you’ve been overwhelmed with the idea of building your own cluster from Raspberry Pi computers, this is a great tutorial to start with. In the end, a 24-node Raspberry Pi 2 cluster was build. Each node was instrumented for detailed power measurement. In total, there are 96 cores with 24GB of RAM. What makes this tutorial so great is all the pictures included after each step. If you need more visual guidance, you’ll appreciate the detail that went into putting this project guide together. This isn’t a quick project but once completed, the final product is impressive both visually and functionally.
Vince has also been working on a ChipTune Player which readers might wish to check out.

19. How to Stream your Steam Games to the Raspberry Pi

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This Raspberry Pi project will show you how easy is it to stream your steam games to the Pi. Before you can start this project, you’ll need to make sure that your computer has a GTX 650 or above and meets any and all requirements from NVIDIA for GameStream. After that, you’ll need to do a little downloading, installing, and configuring to start gaming. Your controller may or may not work with this set up, but a keyboard and mouse can be used instead. If you already have your Pi set up for streaming music and movies, you’ll have an entire media center at your disposal.

20. Tweety Pi Bird Box

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This is a great project for the outdoor enthusiast. Whether you’re in an apartment in the middle of a big city or in a cabin in the middle of nowhere, the Tweety Pi Bird Box can bring you closer to nature. It involves equipping a bird house with a motion sensor, a camera, and your Raspberry Pi to capture what goes on inside. It only makes sense that the Tweety Pi Bird Box would send out tweets whenever it captures a new image. You’re sure to catch images of some feathered friends, along with a few surprises

21. RC Car

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 Why build a car when you can build a tank? This Raspberry Pi project will show you how to build your tank out of a chassis, a couple motors, and a battery pack. To start, you’ll need to install Apache, configure your Wi-Fi and install WiringPi. Finish your prep by setting up the Pi Face software and then all you have left is to set up your base, connect the motors, and complete some coding to get this project on the move. This isn’t the most complicated Raspberry Pi powered vehicle you’ll make but it’s a quick project that creates plenty of fun.

22. Raspberry Preserve

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 This inspiration behind this project is genius. Before modern refrigeration, mason jars were relied on to safely store food. Stuff, store, and forget! This Raspberry Pi has taken the mason jar to a new level of storage. Filled with a Raspberry Pi and secured to a decorative mount, this jar stores more than just food. It holds on to precious family memories. The jar is connected to a file in your computer. Just move picture and video files into the folder which will be stored in your jar, just like good old-fashioned jam.

23. PiDesk

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 If you’ve ever looked at your desk and thought that it needed an upgrade, this is the Raspberry Pi project for you. By integrating LED lights, touch controls, and a wireless charger, you can create the PiDesk, a futuristic desk that can keep up with your work demands. This isn’t a quick project and you’ll have to put in some sweat equity. But when you’re done, you’ll have a desk that features an engaging light show, an automatic rising computer screen, and an environment that’s sure to inspire you to come up with more Raspberry Pi projects.

24. Home NAS storage with the Raspberry Pi

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 NAS storage is typically used in business. It can store common files that need to be accessibly by multiple employees and serve as a backup for important files should something go awry. A NAS system starts with, of course, a computer. So using a Raspberry Pi to build your own home version isn’t unthinkable. This guide will show you how to do just that. There are quite a few steps but none are overly difficult. With a little patience, you can have your own NAS storage system up and running shortly. Your entire family can take advantage of your own personal cloud storage.

25. Raspberry Pi Zero Hidden In An Xbox Controller

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Game consoles are always evolving and changing how we view the limits of gaming. Solid evidence of their advanced technology can be noticed in their controllers. By combining the technology of a Raspberry Pi and your console controller of choice, you can customize your gaming experience like never before. This project focuses on upgrading an Xbox controller but once you understand the basics, there’s plenty of options to choose from. There is some wire stripping involved so make sure you have the proper tools available before starting, along with cables and a power supply. If you have advanced skills, it’s possible to add Wi-Fi capabilities to your hacked controller as well.

26. PiTelephone – Raspberry Pi retro dial phone

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It’s never been easier to talk to someone on the phone across the globe but why not use your Raspberry Pi to add a little retro flair to your conversations? There’s no need for a phone jack. Just hook up your Raspberry Pi to a retro dial-up telephone and experience the magic of rotary. There are several steps to this project, including replacing the microphone and earpiece in the phone with parts from a headset, programming your Pi to count pulses, and configuring the ring frequency. The final part of the project will require a little research on your part. Not all VOIP services are compatible with this type of device. But once you find one that works, you’ll be able to enjoy seamless conversations with a vintage twist.

27. Pi in the Sky

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 One day, we’ll probably be able to vacation in space. But until then, consider using a Raspberry Pi to get as close to the stars as possible. High Altitude Ballooning is nothing new, but equipping your balloon with a Raspberry Pi offers several advantages and eliminates certain limitations. With this upgraded version, you’ll be able to view live images, not common with most hobby-based balloons, and have the ability to customize your software and features without adding weight to your payload.
Most people end up using a Pi Camera instead of a “regular camera” as it’s low cost, weighs very little and is able to send live images. This way, even lost flights can still produce fantastic images!

28. How to make a Raspberry Pi Case

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The Raspberry Pi’s technology and potential is beautiful but for some users, its raw appearance can be a bit distracting. If you would prefer a more seamless presence of your Raspberry Pi, this project will show you how to build your own case. There’s an included download if you just want to copy this project’s design, but the instructions are designed to empower you to brainstorm and develop your own unique Raspberry Pi case. This particular design includes instructions for both a viewing window and light pipes so chose based on your experience and needs. With a case, you can leave your Raspberry Pi in a high-traffic area without it negatively affecting your environment or being exposed to danger.

29. Raspberry Pi LCD: How to Setup a 16×2 LCD Display

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If you’re experienced with soldering, this is the project for you. You’ll need a Raspberry Pi, a micro SD card, an LCD display measuring 16×2 (complete with header pins), wire, and a few other components as needed to make this come to life. You’ll start with a bit of soldering, continue by connecting all the wires, and do a bit of coding. You’ll then have your own portable LCD display for work, play, or to show off to your friends. Once you have the main display finished, you can consider adding sensors to measure temperature or modifying scripts to display time or other relevant information.

30. Vending Machine

 

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This Raspberry Pi project took place in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Utah State. The goal of the project was to refurbish a vending machine that was no longer in use by replacing necessary mechanical components and developing a Raspberry Pi touchscreen interface. This project doesn’t have to be all about earning the highest grade though. A quick Internet search can yield you an outdated vending machine and with a little elbow grease and your Pi, you can have your own personal vending machine for show. This tutorial contains everything you need, including a hardware list and software.

31. How to Build a Raspberry Pi Radio Transmitter

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If you’re looking for a quick Raspberry Pi project, this is it. Combine your Raspberry Pi with an SD card, a jumper cable, and an FM radio and you’ll have a radio transmitter that’s unique yet fully functional. Once you’re all connected, just a little bit of typing is all it takes to start transmitting crystal clear audio. The entire process takes less than half an hour and once you’re ready, you can learn how to make a playlist and use your Raspberry Pi Transmitter for your audio pleasure whenever your ears demand it.

32. Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger

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This project requires a little more skill than a starting Raspberry Pi project but the extra labor is well worth the effort. Once complete, you’ll have a solar data logger that’s just as efficient, if not more, than expensive store models. The Raspberry Pi works as a data processing and uploading system that’s fed information via sensors in the unit. This data is uploaded to a web server for easy access and storage. This is a great setup for any home but is also ideal for off the grid living. Once you have the main setup complete, there are several upgrade options, include measuring gas usage and saving data on a local database.

33. Raspberry Pi – WAN Emulation

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There are several free options out there when it comes to WAN emulation. But why go through the headaches of shady setups when you can make your own portable emulator with a Raspberry Pi? You only need a Raspberry Pi, a case, a power supply, an SD card, one or two USB network adapters, and Raspian Lite. After a bit of downloading and coding, you’ll have an emulator that’s portable and reliable. This is not for the beginner. Make sure you understand the coding or you might permanently delete important files or data during the process.

34. H2O IQ

 

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Gardening is a therapeutic hobby…when it goes well. Abundant sunshine and excellent soil can’t make up for the damage that too little or too much water can do to a plant. This innovative Raspberry Pi project makes monitoring soil moisture levels as easy as can be. It features a solar-powered device that, when placed into a gardening plot, can alert gardeners to whether the moisture level is too high or too low. It’s also designed to activate automatic watering devices if desired. The Raspberry Pi works as a webservice, connecting directly with the device in the garden. It keeps track of watering history and can control an automatic watering schedule. While this product was never officially tested, it can help put you on the path to the perfect garden with a little trial and error.

35. Picture taker computer

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Here’s a fun project that can be great for home use or at large functions. Everyone’s familiar with photo booths but they’re not necessarily a take-and-go device. But by using a Raspberry Pi, some sort of button or switch, and a camera, you can create your own virtual photo booth for fun at home or to use at weddings or parties, saving a ton of money in photo booth rental fees. Simply hit the button, pose for the camera, and check out your pictures saved to a local directory. There’s room for improvement with this project, but it provides plenty of entertainment as is.

36. Raspberry Jolt, My Mini Nerf Gun Robot

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 Life’s too short to not have a crime-fighting Nerf-gun robot. This Raspberry Pi project yields a tiny yet incredibly efficient and accurate robot toting a dart-shooting gun. It’s controlled through Wi-Fi and even records video of its victims. The trickiest part of the tutorial is mounting the servo to the trigger but this tutorial walks you through each step patiently. You’ll need a USB battery to power up the Raspberry Pi and a battery pack to power the rest. If you’ve completed a few serious Pi projects in the past and want to lighten the mood a bit, this is the perfect way to spend an afternoon.

37. Cloud Lamp

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Imagine waking up every morning and having the day’s vital information communicated to you through calming lights. This was the inspiration behind the Cloud Lamp. Though there are plenty of information sources you could use, the Raspberry Pi makes this a versatile project that can be tweaked to meet your preferences. You’ll need a standard ceiling fan, a strong power supply, plenty of LED light strings, and the skills to make a custom lampshade. Once it’s all configured, your Cloud Lamp will be able to communicate your home status, weather, or reports via colors and light sequences as programmed.

38. My Embedded Music Player and Sound Server

 

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Your Raspberry Pi can help you create a music experience like no other. This project shows you how to build an acrylic case to house your Pi and equip it with an attached USB hard drive with all your favorite music. You’ll be able to control every aspect of your music, including choosing your song, playing, stopping, and adjusting the volume through the control panel. You’ll also be able to see your music selection on the LCD display. Hook it up to your favorite speaker system and you can enjoy your favorite tunes in one room or your entire house.

39. Beer monitoring with my raspberry pi

 

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If you’re lucky enough to have a beer brewing station in your own home, you know that one of the hardest aspects of the process is keeping the room at the correct temperature and controlling humidity. You might be able to monitor these levels when you’re home but what can you do when you’re away? Instead of letting your latest brew go to waste, monitor your space with this Raspberry Pi project. You’ll find that it’s a quick and easy way to set up a device that sends and logs data capable of being monitored anywhere. There’s room for upgrades with this project if you can enable the device to not just monitor temperature and humidity but automatically adjust these levels as needed.

40.An MSF Atomic Clock for the Raspberry Pi

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It doesn’t get much more accurate than an atomic clock. It’s regulated by vibrations of a molecular system. It might sound complicated, but you can build your own version with a Raspberry Pi. Now this project isn’t for everyone. It actually only works in the British Isles as the transmitter isn’t very powerful. But that doesn’t mean you can’t check out the project for yourself. If you’ve never worked with this type of project before, it might seem overwhelming at first. But there are several diagrams and explanations to make sense of it all. Users on the continent would be better with the DCF project, which receives the much more powerful signal from Frankfurt, which can be received over most of Europe.

41. The Freeboard Project

 

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The Raspberry Pi does great on land but what about on the open water? In this project, you’ll see how it can warn you of shallow waters ahead, be equipped with a built-in barometer, and communicate with other boats. You can even use it as a simple calculator when determining boat maintenance costs. No matter how you decide to use your Raspberry Pi on the water, it will quickly become your technical tool of choice. This project isn’t quite at perfection yet but it’s a great resource if you want to configure your Pi for the deep seas.

42. DIY Lync Status Light

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Here’s a fun project that produces what has been labeled as a “beakn” by the designer. It’s essentially a Lync status light. You’ll need a few unique supplies, like a ping pong ball and cardboard box, along with some standard Raspberry Pi project materials like LED lights, a breadboard, and a resistor. The basics of this project include a Windows desk application that sends messages to an MQTT broker when your status is updated and a hardware app that responds to these messages and lights up the appropriate color. This is a fun project that’s sure to start a few conversations

43. DIY 5 Node Cluster of Raspberry Pi 3s

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 Just like any Raspberry Pi cluster project, this one looks complicated to build, but it really isn’t! What makes this an appealing project is how well it is described, with step-by-step build photos and a detailed list of the components. It includes five nodes neatly contained in a compact acrylic case, which you can have laser cut at your local makerspace. If you’re not ready to take on this large of a
project, you could still have a cluster on your desk by purchasing the tiny ClusterHAT.

44. WiFi Internet Radio

 

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What’s better than a Raspberry Pi Wi-Fi Internet radio? A cardboard version that you can decorate yourself, of course. Gather some inspiration from the completed radio in this project and then set out to make your own. You’ll find a complete list of hardware and a GPIO pin map. Design your box around the pieces, decorate as desired, and you’re good to go. If you don’t have a go-to streaming radio station, there’s a link to a list of great stations to try out.

45. Control Stepper Motors With Raspberry Pi

 

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The name of this project is Control Stepper Motors with Raspberry Pi. But let’s be honest. It was designed to show you how to build robots using stepper motors. To make it happen, you’ll need to use a motor drive board, stepper motor, Raspberry Pi, wires, and a programming language. This is how you’ll get the motion of the motors you need. There’s some basic information included in this article but you’ll love all the resources you can skim through to get what you need to fill in the blanks.

46. Expanding the Raspberry Pi with PiFace and Pi Rack

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Though it’s impressive, the Raspberry Pi has its limitations. Meet PiFace, an add on for your Pi that provides two changeover relays, eight open-collector outputs, eight digital inputs, and four switches. It sits on top of the Pi and can take your projects up a few notches. Unfortunately, if you use a standard size Pi case, it will no longer fit if you have the PiFace accessory attached. If you want to learn more about PiFace, take a look at this tutorial which will show you how to operate a light switch with your new accessory.

47. LCD Chip P017(serial) & P018(I2C)

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Here’s a detailed guide that doesn’t only provide instructions for this project but plenty of valuable information. The project shows you how to build an LCD chip on a Raspberry Pi, along with a few other variations. What makes this particular design unique is that it has three PWM back light outputs. This means you can use it with just one back light for the display or utilize a red, green, and blue back light design. You’ll find everything you need, including software and answers to common questions in the tutorial.

48. RaspiDuinoRover

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 In a nutshell, this project is about making a rover with a Pi, its camera, and an Arduino Uno. Everything is controlled through an iPhone. Its name is the RaspiDuinoRover. The concept is simple. The Pi receives commands and sends them to the Arduino Uno. The Arduino Uno then drives the motors and positions the pan and tilt servos. Not only is this project a ton of fun from start to finish, you’ll also have opportunity to tweak the coding a bit and make your rover your own.

49. RasTherm – A Smart Thermostat

 

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A smart thermostat can not only ensure that your living environment is comfortable but it can also save you money. By knowing when to change the temperature, based on a variety of variables, you can take one less chore off your plate without worrying about your utility bill. This Raspberry Pi version has a built-in clock, seven-day programming for both heating and cooling modes (programmable on a per-day basis), a touch-friendly control panel, an outdoor temperature display, and the ability to be controlled through text commands. There’s a lot that goes into this project and because it controls some of the most important appliances in your home, make sure you understand all aspects of the project before trying it.
Disclaimer from the creator: The solution should only be seen as an example of the implementation to give ideas to others, and not as a ready-to-implement complete solution.

50. Retransmitting Alarm System State Changes with Raspberry Pi and Arduino

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This Raspberry Pi project was inspired by an earlier design that allowed an alarm system to be connected to an Arduino and a custom board. This simulated the phone line, which would send a text message in case an alarm was triggered. However, this wouldn’t report every type of alarm so the Raspberry Pi version was born. This project came with its own set of issues, all which are documented in this tutorial so that you can both prevent and learn from them. In the end, you should end up with an extra layer of protection as your home alarm system will notify you of any disturbances.