One of most searched topic from internet regarding Raspberry PI is about projects to realize. Many of these results bring you to simple lists linking to not tested procedures. Today I would resume below the best projects I have personally tested with our board.
The simplest and most spread use of Raspberry PI involves this powerful micro board into creating a complete Media Centre. This projects can be accomplished with a lot of forms of the best open source Media Centre available today: Kodi. The 2 best versions are, in my opinion, OSMC and OpenELEC. Below the links to respective guide pages:
A second way to use Raspberry PI in a creative way is to mine cryptocoins. This is surely not the way to get rich, but this can help you to better understand cryptocoins world and how blockchain works:
Containers opened a new world to developers, making very easy and fast the applications deploy. With Raspberry PI this turns also in a great opportunity in realizing micro-services that you can easily test, upgrade, edit and delete. You can choose to use the on standard Raspbian OS or in optimized OS thinked specifically for containers like RancherOS
A simple test case for Docker over Raspberry to realize how easy is it can be proved with this very simple project regarding the setup of a complete video surveillance system that can be completed in a few minutes after having docker installed:
A useful way to have complete control of your website is personally managing the host where it resides. With this guide you can use your 30$ board instead of paying a webhost provider. This works greatly also on PI Zero!
Private email server
This is my favorite experience because this proves how powerful Raspberry PI is. A complete server able to receive and send emails in your home, with a web interface.
Raspberry PI as WiFI Hotspot
Sometimes old routers could not have an integrated WiFi adapter. With this guide you can easily setup a WiFi hotspot, so connecting to your router and enable a powerful WLAN connection.
What is your favorite one?