I had my first Pi in 2015; I have 9 of them now and I’m trying to keep them busy at all times! Here are all the current projects running on a Pi in my house:
Torrent VPN + Samba Server
(Raspberry Pi 4 8Gb RAM + SSD 8Tb) That one taught me how to use Docker: The Torrent Client (i.e. Transmission) runs via Docker which prevents it from running without a VPN.
More details: https://github.com/haugene/docker-transmission-openvpn/
My Plex Media Server connects to Samba so I can watch my videos from anywhere.
(Raspberry Pi 4 4Gb RAM) Another fun project: The raspberry Pi crawls review websites all day and scrapes some content, then generates “clean” JSON to feed a WordPress. More details:
(Raspberry Pi zero W) I thought that would be cool to have a kindle-like photo frame; the Pi connects to my Google Photo account and grabs a random photo to display it on the screen.
More details: https://github.com/vmalisz/einkframe
(Raspberry Pi 2) That one is using my very first Pi! It takes a picture every minute and creates a timelapse video. The idea was inspired by the magnificent view Vancouver offers!
More details: https://github.com/vmalisz/rpi-timelapse
(Raspberry Pi zero W) I never paid too much attention to that one but I thought it was cute and I could learn something on the way. Turns out I didn’t make the effort, and it’s never connected (but it is cute even when it’s not because it works with another e-ink display).
More details: https://pwnagotchi.ai/
(Raspberry Pi zero W) I still have a bit of soldering to do… but it works, and that’s pretty neat to recycle an old iPod!
(Raspberry Pi 3B) I was on the edge about buying a 3D Printer for a while, and I’m glad I did (KPS3S).
My kid is probably even happier than I am since it mainly prints toys and cool additions to the existing ones (e.g., extra tracks for hot wheels, lego-compatible support for wooden train tracks etc.). For me, it’s useful to print random stuff for my random project (see useless box).
More details: https://octoprint.org/download/
(Raspberry Pi zero W) That one I use for various testing and learn some electronics. I also have an Arduino because a Pi running Linux could be an overkill to make a LED blink
Bonus: Arduino – Useless Box
Useless by definition but that was fun to build. I had to 3D print a bunch of stuff, learned how to use Arduinos, had to remember how to do C 🙂 and the result is as promised: useless.