No matter the level of your nerdism, there’s a Pi-based project for everyone out there. We’ve trawled through the mountain of makers to find you 10 of the best. The Raspberry Pi came from nowhere to become one of those iconic British products that even Joe Public is minecraft shelf mod of, even if they might confuse the name with alternative selections of fruity pastries. We covered some interesting projects earlier in the year on the first anniversary of the Pi, but there’s so many pre-occupied coders working on mind-blowing projects that now is a brilliant time to decide on a project of your own with a little inspiration from us.
You’ve been reduced to a Pi, car security thanks to its diminutive size and low power requirements. This mod will add realistic visual effects — so there is the ability to customize them for a specific unit. Makes playing a bit more realistic. After spawn you get into a lobby level selection.
Make your own media streamer If you’re still a total beginner at Pi-gramming, loading your Raspi up as a micro media-streamer would be a great place to start. XBMC is without doubt the most popular media centre around, and better yet it’s open source, so it’s spread on to a whole host of platforms including the humble Pi. Xbian is the client that works alongside XBMC on your PC to stream media across your network and play back via a Pi. Keeping the open-source theme, they’ve allowed the community to steadily make improvements, making it a true competitor to off-the-shelf solutions like the WD Live or Boxee.
You can even get remote control apps on your smartphone so you won’t have to balance yet another controller on the end of your sofa. Picraft — Minecraft on your Pi The block-building game is becoming an addiction for many, and has spawned leagues of Minecraft tournaments, Expos and raft-sinking amount of merchandise. If there’s anyone in your life that won’t stop hogging the PC or Xbox, then why not build them their own Minecraft machine. Get retro with Raspberry Pi Retro gaming isn’t far from most geek-wired minds, and with the endless desktop and smartphone-based console emulators, you may well ask why you would need another machine to run your favourite games on. The Raspberry Pi provides in the flexible form of a miniature PC that you can mod in to a full size cabinet, or something desk-suitable such as the Pimoroni Picade.