Have a Raspberry Pi computer? You’ll be surprised to know that not only is this a great little device you can build a home theater with, but other amazingly useful tasks such as personal cloud storage, home automation (using Arduino), and even distributed computing projects.
Raspberry Pi: Versatility Is Key
The Raspberry Pi is no more versatile than a standard PC (although its size helps), and its limited processor probably won’t let you get some projects done. However, what it is capable of doing continues to shock and shock some fans, and despite its modest specs, it will likely continue to do so for a few more years.
Raspberry Pi at home
One way to add media to your Raspberry Pi is to download from the Internet. Combined with a network connection and a hard drive, the computer can be configured as a BitTorrent window that is always on to ensure that the right data is downloaded. You can use this along with your Raspberry Pi media center or buy a second device.
Server & Storage Solutions, Raspberry Pi Style
Privacy issues regarding the security of your data should be at the top of your priority list. Things have changed over the past few months thanks to the revelations of Snowden and the seemingly insatiable pursuit of US and British spy agencies to know exactly what data you have.