The Raspberry Pi has grown from being a curiosity, maybe even a novel idea, to be a key item for anyone wanting to learn programming, electronics, robotics, IoT, and more. The little board is accessible both in terms of price and learning curve, and has a sufficiently big enough fan base that there are thousands of ready-made projects, just waiting for you to try.
We take a look at the best Raspberry Pi Projects for beginners, advanced users, and even children — so you’ll be sure to find a project that interests you!
The Raspberry Pi is a Single Board Computer (SBC) that allows makers, enthusiasts, and hobbyists to develop and tinker with software and hardware to create all kinds of projects from simple electronic circuits (like a flashing LED) to full-scale robots with computer vision and machine learning! The original Raspberry Pi was released in 2012. Since then there have been several models and variations. Today the main choice is between the Raspberry Pi Zero W and the Raspberry Pi 4.
The former is an inexpensive single-core 32-bit CPU based board, which costs just $10 and has 512MB of RAM. The latter is more performance driven by comparison, and more expensive. It has a 64-bit quad-core CPU and comes with at least 2GB of RAM, with options available for 4GB and 8GB.