It's not yet Christmas, but we come bearing glad tidings: the supply of Raspberry Pis available to hobbyists is starting to come back to normal. To celebrate, we're exploring 20 of the best hardware projects you can build with a Raspberry Pi - whether that's large or small, simple or complex, useful or not-so-useful.
- Keep your posterior warm with a home-built heated seat
- Build custom electronics enclosures out of 3D printed parts and M3 bolts
- Communicate with Mastodon using a Raspberry Pi Pico W
- Power many, many LEDs
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Table of Contents
Meet the Maker: Joseph Herscher
20 Amazing Raspberry Pi Projects
How I Made: Heated seating
Interview: Michael Carroll
In the workshop: LEDs
Tutorial Raspberry Pi Pico
Tutorial Custom enclosures
Tutorial Radio communication
Best of Breed
Review Arduino kit
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