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Last Updated on by Noni May
In a world that is slowly becoming more and more automated, we are slowly starting to rely on machines even more. What if though, you could have the satisfaction of creating these machines from scratch and on a budget?
Well, the truth is you have been able to for some time, but the Raspberry Pi of late has seen more popularity than ever. The Raspberry Pi is sometimes misconstrued as a gimmick when, in reality, it is the future for computing.
Today we are going to look at a few fantastic projects anybody can undertake. These projects can not only provide you with a tremendous amount of satisfaction, but they can also be convenient around the house.
This project has to be one of the most popular among Raspberry Pi owners, but once you have completed the project, it isn’t difficult to see why.
The Raspberry Pi project we are talking about is going retro and building your own RetroPie project. Retropie involves around about an hours work, and at the very end, you are left with a system full of games that can span pretty much any console from the last 30 years.
The RetroPie project itself is possibly the easiest for beginners and extremely satisfying. You can buy a bunch of additions to make your gaming setup look awesome, and we haven’t even touched on the best part yet.
Raspberry Pi is pretty much compatible with all of your existing controllers. So if you have and Xbox one or PS4, you can happily use those controllers with your Pi. This project requires a Raspberry Pi 3 or higher; this will just make sure your gaming experience is a wonderful one.
Unbelievably, you can now create your very own Android TV box using the Raspberry Pi. Although this project isn’t as simple as the first one, it is undoubtedly worth it in the long run.
Creating your android TV box from a Raspberry Pi has enormous benefits, the main one being, it seems to run far better than an MxQ. Another huge benefit is, as it’s your project, you decide what it runs. Some processes are probably a must, like installing popcorn time and Kodi. Taking these steps will ultimately just give you the best experience from your brand new home built tv box.
One of the most important things to remember about Raspberry Pi is that that it has Bluetooth compatibility. So connecting your Bluetooth keyboard and mouse for setup is not a problem.
Raspberry Pi also comes equipped with a wifi chip should you not be able to access ethernet due to space restrictions.
These are just two of quite literally thousands of projects you can undertake with a Raspberry Pi. If you feel like a challenge, why not take on a homemade Alexa or even a smart mirror, the possibilities are endless.