10 uses for a Raspberry Pi – Slides and Notes

The following post contains the slides and some supporting resources from my recent talk given to the Jersey Tech Tribes Meet Up in July 2013.

Please click here to view the slide deck
(or download for Keynote or Powerpoint)

The following are some useful links and info for each of the 10 uses:

10. Office

The demo used LibreOffice which was installed via apt-get but it is now available as a free download from the Pi Store.

9. Programming

There are lots of resources around the web for getting started in Pi programming including a pair of posts on this site (Python 101).

I can also strongly recommend the book by Dr. Simon Monk – Programming the Raspberry Pi: Getting Started with Python.

If you’re interested in Scratch then the official MIT site has some great videos and PDFs.

8. Games Console

The games console was based on ideas taken from this Lifehacker post and this very detailed post which will help you get EmulationStation up and running.

7. Minecraft

Installing Minecraft on your Pi is pretty simple. This post on pi.minecraft.net covers the basics while the site linked in this post has some great scripts to extend your Pi Minecraft game.

6. Tor Router

Follow these two tutorials (in order) from Ada Fruit to set your Pi up as a Wireless Tor Router:

  1. Setting up a Raspberry Pi as a Wireless Access Point
  2. Setting up the Onion Pi Tor Software


The demo used XBian (a Raspberry Pi Specific edition of XBMC) and a great guide to installing this can be found on the XBian site.

Other XBMC and HTPC software exists for the Pi including RaspMC, OpenELEC and more

4. Bartender

The Bartendo project was funded via Kickstarter. Hit their project page for more info.

3. Camera

You can grab a Pi Camera Module via RS Electronics or your preferred supplier.

For info on getting going this post is a good start and there’s more around the web.

2. Clock

The clock project was built using components from Adafruit, a design from Simon Monk’s book and software adopted from Simon’s tutorial.

1. PiBot

Again the PiBot is based on a design from Simon Monk’s book with components from Adafruit, Sparkfun and RoboSavvy (all great sites for electronics kits snad all sorts of bits and bobs)

More Resources

See this post for some great getting started resources and links for the Raspberry Pi.

If you want more info or have any questions then please drop me a line or post a comment and I’ll be happy to help.

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