Sunday, August 18, 2013

Ideas for the Raspberry Pi



A collection of brainstorming ideas that the Raspberry Pi: (in no particular order)

Hardware
  • Turn on / off lights
    • Lights on when you enter and off when you leave room 
  • Sprinkler control
  • Motion detectors
  • Weather monitoring station
  • Security system
  • Garage door open / close
    • Proximity opening
    • Driveway monitoring
  • Day time / night time lighting
  • Sensors Sensors Sensors
    • Temperature, humidity, acceleration
    • Magnetic reed sensors (good for garage doors and windows)
    • Mercury tilt switch
    • Dry contact switch
    • Pressure switch
  • Control relays - for pretty much anything
  • Detect mini fridge being opened (or left opened)
  • Heated toilet seat
  • Monitor summer home / construction

Software
  • Media Center
  • Web server
  • Automated notifications and event reminders (maybe based off of sensors)
  • Broadcasted messages
    • OSD pop up messages on desktops

More
  • Deep freeze UPS monitor
  • Internet sprinkler controller
  • Security system monitor
  • Proximity garage door opener
  • Cubicle entry early warning system
  • Better power options
  • battery powered
  • solar powered
  • directly wiring (bypassing usb)
  • Wifi remote controlled car
  • RC controlled car
  • Laser tag RC cars
  • Christmas lights
  • Security camera system
  • Environmental daily snapshots
  • Spy camera
  • Kitchen recipe station
  • Media center
  • Robot wars
  • GPS tracker for car
  • Car media center



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