Today we are sharing a few things about the longevity and versatility of the ever-popular Raspberry Pi. It was first introduced in 2012 as a single bord credit card size computer that fits in the pam. There have been 4 main versions with a few unique branches of the product version. At the time the latest Raspberry Pi 4 version is surprisingly fully featured with its combination of small footprint low power consumption. In this article, I will be sharing some of my favorites Raspberry Pi Projects that you can try at home.
Raspberry Pi Plex Server
You can use Plex Media Server as a digital media player and organizational tool to access the music, pictures, and videos stored on your hard drive connected to the Raspberry Pi with any other Smartphone, computer, Smart TV, or compatible device.
Raspberry Pi Emulator
Raspberry Pi is one of the most versatile computers as doesn’t cost hundreds of dollars but can be used for education, fun, and entertainment purpose. Regardless of whether you’re using the Raspberry Pi 4, 400, 3 or even something a bit smaller like the Raspberry Pi Zero, retro game emulation is extremely easy to set up and fun to play. You can play all the classic games from your childhood and now you can relive the excitement with the best Raspberry Pi emulators.
Raspberry Pi VPN Server
If you only use a VPN to protect yourself while using the public Wi-Fi whether you are in a cafe or Subway then you should set up a Raspberry Pi VPN server at your home and save some money. It encrypts all the online traffic flowing between Raspberry Pi VPN Server and a smartphone or laptop to secure them. It’s very easy to set up up and you can save some money too.
Raspberry Pi NAS
You can build a DIY Raspberry Pi NAS server, you might be asking what is NAS? It’s a storage device that’s attached to your home or office network, a NAS (Network-attached storage) allows for all connected devices with correct permissions set to access files on internal drives, as well as installed services and apps also you can use it self hosted apps by using docker.
Raspberry Pi Web Server
The Raspberry Pi can be used as a web server on your main local network or the internet at large. It is a great selection in cases where you want an intranet for the office or a web development server. You can create a local Raspberry Pi web server to deliver various contents while you are surfing over the internet.
Raspberry Pi Security Camera
MotionEyeOS, a free open-source application, allows you to turn a Raspberry Pi with a camera into a home video monitoring system, where the photos and videos can either stay on your device (and home network) or if you choose, be uploaded automatically to a cloud-storage service such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
Raspberry Pi Print Server
If you have an old printer that does not have wireless print functionality, Raspberry Pi can be used as a print server you can connect your printer via USB and print files from anywhere in the office or home.
Raspberry Pi Proxy Server
A Raspberry Pi proxy server allows you to control the websites people can visit. It can also remove trackers and other unwanted junk from those web pages. Follow these simple steps to set it up.
Raspberry Pi AdBlock
Pi-hole is a Linux network-level advertisement and Internet tracker blocking application that acts as a DNS sinkhole and optionally a DHCP server, intended for use on a private network.
Raspberry Pi WiFi Router
You can configure your Raspberry Pi single-board computer into a router. Raspberry Pi has a Wi-Fi network interface and a wired network interface.
I hope you enjoyed these Raspberry Pi projects as much as I did building I have added tutorial videos for you that you can easily follow do share this article with your friends and family members.