The Raspberry Pi is a low cost computer board and a maker’s dream come true.
It now faces some competition from the slightly more premium HummingBoard, but people have already been using it for a couple years to make a variety of cool, useful things possible.
Originally conceived as an educational product for removing as many barriers as possible for teaching people to program, the Raspberry Pi has been popping up in various home-brewed tech creations, acting as the brain that makes all kinds of electronic doodads come to life.
Despite its low price and diminutive size, the Raspberry Pi is an extremely capable machine that can run a number of different operating systems.
These are mostly specialised versions of Linux, but some have even hacked Android onto it.
Given all the customizability and utility offered by this platform, you have to see the wild stuff people are making with this super-affordable computer.
Now you can mine your Bitcoins on a dedicated Raspberry Pi rig. It's got an LED readout to tell you how well it's working and how much Bitcoin it's mined. It uses USB-based mining processors since the Pi's processor isn't as capable as dedicated miners.
By calling a phone number associated with the Raspberry Pi, it can remotely trigger the coffee machine to begin brewing.
Here's a step-by-step guide on how to turn your Raspberry Pi into a dedicated Tor proxy. By bundling this thing with your Wi-Fi router, it will disperse your Internet traffic around the globe such that it can't be traced to you.