Home Automation, Super Computers and Gaming Consoles: The Raspberry Pi Does It All

There are many examples of how these computers can be integrated into complicated systems and circuits for things such as home automation, weather tracking, and other complicated tasks. In recent years there have been groundbreaking ideas that push the limits of these computers beyond small-scale tasks like weather recording. Some of those ideas and projects are reviewed in great detail in this post so that these computers’ limits can be gauged. We hate to give you a spoiler, but the tremendous power of the following projects shows that the creator’s imagination can only limit these computers.
Author: Darhan Saami

Mining Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies using Raspberry Pi

Bitcoin has been a source of fascination for people all over the world. Prices of Bitcoin have been on an incline for some time now. This incline has mostly been a general trend for almost all cryptocurrencies. Trading at more than $55000 USD as of February 2021, Bitcoin is by far one of the more popular cryptocurrencies in the world. Since Bitcoin offers excellent returns, and Raspberry Pi is a very affordable gadget, we will evaluate whether mining Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies using Raspberry Pi is worth it?
Author: Darhan Saami

How (and Why) to learn Python with a Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi is a product of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a charity organization in the UK. They have made these computers affordable to provide young individuals an opportunity to learn programming, among other skills. Since this device is tailor-made for learning programming, perhaps the simplest language to start from is Python. It is not only excellent for beginners but also complex enough to complete larger projects by experts. Python offers a human-friendly interface and readability, making it quite easy to learn and understand. Another added feature of specifically learning Python on a Raspberry Pi is that it contains a standard library of pre-built code, commands, and sub-routines. Raspberry Pi is ideal for Python as you get a fully installed Python package without much configuration.
Author: Darhan Saami

Raspberry Pi vs. Arduino: What You Should Know

Arduino and Raspberry Pi board have long been contested against each other within the community of engineering and DIY tech projects enthusiasts. While one may think that both are substitutes for one another, the reality is not so simple. This article will compare Arduino boards with Raspberry Pi boards and relearn what makes them similar yet unique. We start with the common superficial differences leading onto the complex, unique qualities of each board.
Author: Darhan Saami

Which Model of Raspberry Pi is Right for Your Project? 

The Raspberry Pi model was initially made for teaching purposes in developing countries. Its design attributes and extremely low price-points allowed it to be marketed to developing countries and schools nationwide; however, it outshone expectations and attracted many firms from other markets. The initial release in 2012 created a huge impact amongst tech enthusiasts since they could benefit from using these small one board computers in their own projects. It started being used in professional (industrial) projects related to robotics (like weather monitoring etc.). This phenomenon gave birth to the idea of using these small computers in personal projects to achieve a higher level of efficiency at a cheaper rate.
Author: Darhan Saami