The $35 Raspberry Pi is one of the best tools for hobbyists. Once you learn about Pi and start playing with it, you will come across some strange projects. We have already seen the strange things people do with Arduino. so let’s find out what crazy mixes they’ve made with the Raspberry Pi.
Every growing boy dreams of a bike that projects a movie onto the ground as he rides. Not? What do you mean they don’t? You are such a freak. Be normal and check out the Cycle Chaser.
You can even build this yourself by reading the instructions in Make .
Python Thermal Printer
Who needs ink when the power of heat can make letters appear on a piece of paper? One enterprising father, Wade Wegner, connected a thermal printer to his Raspberry Pi to send messages to everyone in the kitchen.
“Having three young children made me think about how a printer could be fun and useful in many ways (although to be honest I haven’t found it that useful yet, but it certainly was fun),» he wrote in his blog.
The printer can be customized with daily weather scenarios, a daily Sudoku puzzle, and even a scenario from Twitter. Why do it? Because you can.
At a time when computers are going green, you too should do your part. Some Robofun Create fans took this message to heart and decided to recycle their empty beer cans into a giant keyboard.
These are ordinary letters and keys of an ordinary keyboard, printed on forty beer cans. Click on the jar to print that letter on the screen. The Arduino board and Raspberry Pi perform the function of mapping each bank to the corresponding key. Yes, I’m pretty sure they were thinking about this project while everyone was drinking the last one.
Plant life in the hands of Reddit
When connected to the Internet, the Raspberry Pi opens up a world of new possibilities. Redditor Tylerjaywood decided to put the fate of his plant in skillful hands of crazy minds on Reddit.
He hooked up his irrigation system to a Raspberry Pi, which creates a new Reddit post every day. In the branch, users vote whether the plant will be watered that day or not. Votes are counted at the end of the day and appropriate action is taken. And everyone can watch all this through a webcam. It’s still enabled and you can contribute to the sub-Reddit.
The repository for the PleaseTakeCareOfMyPlant project is available on GitHub in case you want to copy it, sick, plant-hating, tormented beast.
Internet controlled car horn
For more of Reddit’s twisted sense of humor, check out the car horn online prank. Lewis Callaway of Make joined a Raspberry Pi with a car horn and programmed it so that anyone on Reddit could curse the horn.