The Raspberry Pi 4 is here, and in short order, the internet’s most tech-savvy hobbyists immediately got to work.
Ever since the original credit card-sized computer launched in 2012, it inspired a range of DIY designs, ranging from the mundane to the downright bizarre. The $35 piece of kit can be used to power all manner of setups, acting as a home media server or a smart home automator. Its tiny size is perfect for customization, making it possible to put in a tiny computer in a wide array of devices.
The latest Pi 4, has the following specs:
Broadcom BCM2711 quad core Cortex-A72 system-on-a-chip at 1.5GHz.
1GB, 2GB or 4GB of RAM
Bluetooth 5.0, 802.11ac Wifi and Gigabit Ethernet
Two USB3 ports, Two USB2 ports, and two micro-HDMI ports that support two 4K displays.
A USB-C connector for power.
With the launch of the new model, here’s some of the most unique projects that have emerged over the years:
- Taking Care of a Plant
- Makeshift Bus Timers
- A Tiny Braille Laptop
- An All-In-One Arcade Game Machine
- Magic Mirror
- A Bartender
- A Black Box for the Car
- An Automated Cat Flap
- A Network-Wide Ad Blocker
- A Smart Infinity Table