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Top 10 Raspberry Pi Projects Ideas

The Raspberry Pi has transformed the way we look at computers and computing. Thanks to its ridiculously low cost of ownership, you can build a fully functional computer for under a tenner and put it to all kinds of uses.

Sometimes that potential can be so open as to seem overwhelming – this is a computer that has gone into space, for goodness sake – but that shouldn’t stop you finding new and
exciting ways to use it.

The Pi’s versatility makes it the perfect tool for just about any task or any Raspberry Pi Projects Ideas, you could think for it to do. In this article, we try to bring the Projects Ideas that you can easily make with Raspberry Pi.

List of Top 10 Raspberry Pi Projects Ideas


Top 10 Raspberry Pi Projects Ideas
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While you could build a drone from scratch, first timers might find it easier to purchase a complete drone kit. To actually power and drive the drone, you can use your Pi 3
with the new PXFmini autopilot shield. It’s an excellent device designed for the Pi Zero but is perfectly compatible with the Raspberry Pi 3, and its extra CPU power gives it a significant performance boost over a Pi Zero or Pi 2 drone.

The PXFmini includes a gyro and compass, accelerometer, magnetometer, pressure and
temperature sensor, plus an ADC – a very handy, compact bit of kit! And with the Pi 3’s on-board Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, you won’t need any extra modules in order to
control it while it’s in the air.

2.3D printer

Top 10 Raspberry Pi Projects Ideas

You can control a 3D printer using the Pi 3, and the extra horsepower means that you can handle the slicing on the Pi as well. First of all, you’ll need to either set up a bought kit or look into the RepRap project – RepRaps are 3D-printable 3D printers, so you just need to find a friend with a machine or a high street 3D printer in order to run off
the parts, then pick up the nonprintable components (start here:https://reprap.org/wiki/Main_Page )

With your 3D printer set up, install the OctoPi image onto your SD card and then use the included software, such as OctoPrint and CuraEngine, to handle your G-Code and slicing,
driving it all via Wi-Fi. You could even set up the camera module inside the 3D printer and record time-lapse footage of your prints, though you’ll want a powered external hard drive as well to store the video files.

3.Wildlife camera

Top 10 Raspberry Pi Projects Ideas

While you can pick up a kit for this, like the one from Amazon, it’s easy to put your own wildlife camera together.

Make sure that you have a waterproof case to protect your Pi, the portable power
supply and your other electrical components against any damage from rainwater; there
are 3D models (STL files) available, which you can easily tweak to fit the Pi 3 using a
simple program like  123D Design. Then you just need to use waterproof sealing on any joints and on the hole through which the camera module points – check out this

You can set your Pi up to shoot during particular times by triggering a Python script with
a cron job – just add a real-time clock module via your GPIO header so the Pi knows what time it is while offline. If your Pi is within reach of your WiFi, it can automatically upload or tweet photos for you. If you would prefer your camera to only shoot when there is an animal to capture, set up a PIR (passive infrared sensor) to monitor for changes to the infrared picture it is seeing, which would indicate a moving source of (body) heat.

With the Pi 3, you can hide your camera enclosure away in some really tricky hiding places (buried in bushes, tucked up inside trees…) and still have easy access to it via the on-board Wi-Fi and SSH if you need to tweak your scripts.

4.Weather station

Top 10 Raspberry Pi Projects Ideas

While a waterproof case is also a good idea here, some of the sensors would benefit from being outside the case, like the temperature sensor – there are waterproofed variants available for some of them. You could always use a mix of sensors, so you can take an
average of the readings and also have some built-in redundancy. The idea here is to connect up lots of sensors via the GPIOs in order to get a reading of the weather state in your area. With the Wi-Fi and portable power pack, you can have the weather
station in your garden connected to your home router (or a Wi-Fi repeater!) for an internet connection, and you can post all of the data onto an easily-accessed
WordPress site, hosted on the Pi.

Read How to Build Weather station with Raspberry Pi and Sense HAT

How to Build An Arduino Weather Station

5.Personal robot butler

Now, we’ve all been building Raspberry Pi robots for a while now – but with onboard
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi? For a start, you don’t need a Wi-Fi dongle in order to access your
robot and make any changes to the control script on the fly, meaning that you can
reduce the footprint of your design. And if you do use a dongle then you could even
drive your robot around to use as a mobile Wi-Fi signal repeater! By setting up the BlueZ stack, you could also use your robot to control Bluetooth LE devices – perhaps mounting a pair of speakers on the back of your bot – as well as use Bluetooth devices
such as the Wiimote to control movement.

Get yourself a Bluetooth headset and you could even set up a voice-controlled application using something like Jasper (https://jasperproject.github.io), which listens out for your spoken commands.

Jasper -- control anything with your voice

6.On-location recording studio

Add-ons like the early Wolfson Audio Card and the Pi-3 compatible Cirrus Logic Audio Card
enable you to handle audio far better on your Pi. With an audio card, you can take advantage of tiny on-board mics or plug in your own to capture audio. There are also jacks for stereo line input, into which you can plug your instruments to capture high quality audio directly.

You can also plug in external amplifiers or powered speakers. The power of the Pi 3 means that you’ll be able to handle the recording without slowdown, and if you
want to fit a display as well (or use a VNC app) then you can use Audacity to edit your
audio on-location.

7.Performance kit live audio

Set up your speakers using the Class D amplifier and you’ve got your audio output sorted. Connect your instrument via the USB sound card, and then set up the Guitarix: this is a virtual guitar amplifier that can take your raw input, add an effect, then deliver a processed stereo signal out to your speakers.

If you pre-set a few different effects, you can set them up to be triggered by your GPIO-connected push-buttons, or a button panel add-on. Again, with the souped-up Pi 3, you can now handle this level of audio
processing comfortably.

Alternatively, you could even have the Pi automatically upload recorded tracks to your Dropbox via wireless connectivity.

8.Build Smart Garden

How to Build Smart Garden with Raspberry Pi using Moisture sensor

use the humidity sensor and raspberry pi to send you an e-mail notification when your plant needs watering! If you’ve forgotten your houseplant, it’s really useful, but for people with very green fingers, you can, of course, double it!

The sensor board itself has both analog and digital outputs. The analog output gives a variable voltage reading so that you can estimate the soil’s water content (use some math!). When the soil moisture content exceeds a certain value, the digital output gives you a simple “on” or “off.” This value can be set or calibrated using an adjustable onboard potentiometer. In this case, we just want to know “yes, the factory has enough water” or “no, the factory needs watering!” So we will use the digital output. So in this we can set up the notification of the sensor.

Read How to Build Smart Garden with Raspberry Pi using Moisture sensor

9.Build Thief Detector

Top 10 Raspberry Pi Projects Ideas

Monitoring security is the most important part of our lives. As theft and theft have always been a problem, they play a crucial role in our security as the recent terrorist threats and theft of raw materials make the manufacture, transport, and storage of important products more dangerous and expensive.

Last few years. Industrial sites like factories, warehouses, energy (oil and gas) production, mining and others can benefit. Security provided by intelligent monitoring. I proposed this mechanism to solve the problem of object detection and tracking in a video security monitoring system. The project mechanism used by Raspberry Pi and PIR Motion Sensor enables intelligent detection tracking and recording of objects of interest so that the number of active videos.

Read How to Build Thief Detector With Raspberry Pi

10.Astro Pi

Getting start with Raspberry Pi Sense HAT and introduction on Astro Pi

The ISS has two specially crafted Raspberry pi computers Astro P is. There they run code written by children and teens. Each Astro Pi has a webcam, an LED display, buttons and a joystick. They also have a range of environmental sensors: gyroscopes, magnetometers, accelerometers, and sensors that measure humidity, pressure and temperature. Also we can use this module in many projects.

Read Getting start with Raspberry Pi Sense HAT and introduction on Astro Pi