Reapberry Pi is getting famous during past six months. It is a tiny computer.
As small as a credit card. Maybe smaller than credit card.
The price of the latest Raspberry Pi Model B rev2 is $35.00.

To use the Raspberry, the following items are required:

  • USB keyboard and mouse.
  • Prepared SD card. At least class4, 4GB.
  • HDMI or composite television, OR a monitor with DVI or HDMI input, and an HDMI/composite cable.
  • Micro USB power supply – make sure you use a good quality one, capable of providing at least 1A at 5V.
  • Ethernet LAN cable (optional).

It is a computer. It is also an exciting toy for people want a digital toy. There are a lot of functions it can do. Please look at the following top 5 project.
Media Player
XBMC is the best choice to make your own media player machine. XBMC developer site has a wiki page to show the details how to install XBMC on the Raspberry Pi.

Arcade machine
Wow, it is my favorite. Favorite toy for 70’s guy.
Projects range from recreation of full arcade cabinets, using a Raspberry Pi running MameWAH emulator on a Linux OS under the hood, to running the Pi as the classic Commodore 64 or BBC Micro computer.
Internet Radio
Internet radios still cost a pretty penny, so why not pair up the Pi with a low-cost LCD screen, some speakers and create your own.
There are various Internet Radio.
Remote control your work PC
VNC is a free desktop remote control service that you run on a PC or Mac to give you remote desktop access from the companion VNC Viewer app. Run it on your work PC (best to ask permission first) and then plug a Raspberry Pi into your widescreen telly, pair up a Bluetooth mouse & keyboard and you can ‘work from home’ from the comfort of your sofa.
Even if your employer takes a dim view of such shenanigans, you can run VNC on the Pi to take control of your home computer from elsewhere in the house, giving you a ‘terminal’ in the living room to check on downloads or one in the kitchen to live the dream and both check out the BBC Food recipe archive and listen to mp3s while you cook.
Make a home-brew voicemail system
Some hobbyists are working to bring FreeSwitch to the Raspberry Pi. FreeSwitch is a full PBX telephone exchange package that can be set up to work as a voicemail system. Want to give callers a menu of options when they call you? “Press 1 to leave a message, press 2 to hear my current news, press 3 to try my mobile, press 4 if you’re a telemarketer… cos you can go to hell.” The Raspberry Pi is already powerful enough to run the software and many similar systems use both linux and ARM processors like the beating heart of the Pi.

David Yin

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