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Old June 14th, 2020, 03:58 PM   #1
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Hi there all,
I am getting a raspberry pi 3B+as the 4 wasn't in my budget. I was wondering if any of you knew of any simple projects you could do at home without extra materials...? I already have a case, mouse and keyboard as well as monitor.
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Old June 23rd, 2020, 09:51 PM   #2
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I would suggest you take a look at instructables site they have some really awesome tutorials.
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Old June 24th, 2020, 01:32 AM   #3
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They can be used to run DMX networks for lighting and animatronics. I was looking into this a year ago. I'm still on the fence between a PI and an Arduino. The PI has more capabilities in the long run and seems better for lighting and sound, but it's harder to set up hardware interfaces for sensors and servos.

What kind of projects interest you? Are you more of a maker or a coder?
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I used one as a temperature monitor and fan controller for my desktop computer case. It also displays the infos on a small lcd panel.
The rpi can also make a nice tiny web server. Or you can use it as a NAS/Mediacenter. But it is most useful when using its i/o pins.
Maybe you could just use it as a workbench to learn electronic basics? It can help a great deal to measure and test many simple components and circuits. Maybe go visiting sites like Hackaday to give you project ideas!

Katie: Rpi or Arduino? ESP8266 of course cheaper than Arduinos, more powerful, wifi by default, same development environment. Only drawback: 3.3v I/O instead of Arduino's 5V.
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I used one as a temperature monitor and fan controller for my desktop computer case. It also displays the infos on a small lcd panel.
The rpi can also make a nice tiny web server. Or you can use it as a NAS/Mediacenter. But it is most useful when using its i/o pins.
Maybe you could just use it as a workbench to learn electronic basics? It can help a great deal to measure and test many simple components and circuits. Maybe go visiting sites like Hackaday to give you project ideas!

Katie: Rpi or Arduino? ESP8266 of course cheaper than Arduinos, more powerful, wifi by default, same development environment. Only drawback: 3.3v I/O instead of Arduino's 5V.
I haven't gotten that far into it yet. About a year ago, it was on my mind so I watched a ton of videos and read a bunch of websites about the advantages of each. Seems like Rpi's interface was initially harder to learn and to work with, but offered more potential including running some PLC software that I may need. Unfortunately, my project is kinda stalled. There's been a lot of instability in the beef industry since COVID. And between ranch work and being sick all the time, I haven't really had the time or the energy to work on it.
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Old June 28th, 2020, 04:19 PM   #6
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They can be used to run DMX networks for lighting and animatronics. I was looking into this a year ago. I'm still on the fence between a PI and an Arduino. The PI has more capabilities in the long run and seems better for lighting and sound, but it's harder to set up hardware interfaces for sensors and servos.

What kind of projects interest you? Are you more of a maker or a coder?
Probs more of a closer, but I would be interested in making!
Thanks to everyone for your very helpful answers

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