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RaspBerry Pi Robot
Just look at that cute "face!"
It's not Wall-E, but this cute little Raspberry robot project is perfect for anyone who wants to start exploring the world of robotics.
There are many other nifty Raspberry Pi robotic projects such as this robot arm (pages 9 to 11) and a way to put that robot arm on its own mini-tank (pages 4 to 7). Or, you can also retrofit an R2D2 toy to work with Raspberry PI,
Raspberry Pi Home Automation
Sure the Internet of Things is bringing us smarthomes with a variety of devices from companies such as Google's latest acquisition Nest. Or, you could do it yourself (DIY)! If a DIY approach to home automation sounds good to you, you can use a Raspberry Pi to run your home with Arduino boards to monitor and control your electronics.
There's also a twinned pair of commercial projects called Pi-Face and Gertboard that can help you build the Raspberry Pi home automation system of your dreams.
Raspberry Pi Spinning Wheel
What happens when you marry the 13th century spinning wheel with the 21st century Raspberry Pi? You get a really cool way to spin thread or yarn. You also get proof positive that you don't need to be any kind of technical expert to build nifty stuff with a Raspberry Pi.
As the Raspberry sPIn inventor, Cyndi Minister, said, "I had ZERO programing or electrical knowledge before embarking upon this adventure." It took her longer than she thought, but at the end it worked out well for her and, as she wrote, "It makes pretty sweet yarn too!"