What is Raspberry pi?
The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming.
5 Phenomenal application
Black Stripes V-Plotter
A design drone with a Raspberry Pi brain, developed to turn full-color photographs into huge black-and-white murals. It's an evolution of the popular "V-Plotter" style artbot; the on-board RPi turns bitmap data into vectors that can be drawn with a robotically controlled marker.
The code for the project is closed source, but the team does accept commissions for murals starting at 149 euros (~$200).
BeetBox:Scott Garner’s BeetBox turns vegetables into a drum kit thanks to a Raspberry Pi edible circuitry project.
BeetBox uses the tiny Raspberry Pi computer along with a capacitive-touch sensor and an audio amplifier to make each beet generate a sound when touched.
The materials list is available on Garner's website and the plans are on GitHub.
Voice-Activated Coffee Machine
Voice-activated garage door openers that combine Siri and Raspberry Pi. Sascha Wolter has modified his coffee machine with a Raspberry Pi, running Java, of course, to respond to voice cues from under-caffeinated creative types.
Pixelated Mario Brothers
It's the collaboration between two members of a hackerspace who combined a DIY matrix of LED lights with custom software (called "Retina Tattoo") that can stream data to it through a network. Using a laptop running a NES emulator, data is fed to a Raspberry Pi, which sends it in real time to the light matrix, and ultimately lands in Bowser's castle.
Raspberry Pi Light Show
The new Hue Wireless LED lights from Phillips are amazing and expensive. This project can help achieve similar effects using a Raspberry Pi and much more affordable "DMX" light fixtures.
And to end, I posted couple of months ago an article about the conception of the cheapest gaming console ever based on a Raspberry pi.