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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!"
RaspBerry Pi Magic Mirror
Did you ever think you might like to have a mirror that also worked as a display? Well, that's the idea Michael Teeuw came up with one day while shopping with his girlfriend at Macy's. The programming part of this project looks pretty simple, but the mechanics of putting it together will take a lot of work. I, for one, think that it looks pretty neat and I'm tempted to build one of my own. a
Raspberry Pi Home Brewing
Do you like beer? Did you know that ZDNet's own Mary Jo Foley enjoys making her own beer? If you're a home brewer then you'll want to check out Ted Hale who uses a Pi to control every step of his partial mash brewing. Be warned, however, that this is not a project for amateurs. There's a lot that can go wrong here and when you're dealing with propane and fire this is one project that can literally cause things to go up in smoke if you're not careful.