The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive, credit-card sized minicomputer that has gained great popularity for education. It's also incredibly handy for creating digital appliances. Here are some digital appliances I've built with them in the past:
- Chart plotter for my boat
- GPS tracker
- Nextcloud personal cloud file-server
- Bitcoin Cash full node
- Bitcore Node and Insight API
- Web server
- Tor relay node
And several others. I love the 'appliance factor': knowing that a specific physical object is performing a specific function and providing a specific service.
This section contains tips and tricks I've collected over the years for tweeking and administering Raspberry Pis.