Model A - Projects and Uses
The Specs for Model A shows a version of the RaspberryPi low power consumption (consumes only about 1/3 of energy used by Model B)
No Lan connection
Single USB port
Same processor as Model-B specifications.
Good for projects with power energy optimization.
Out of the box Raspberry Pi Uses:
- Connect it to your computer monitor and do some normal web browsing. When used as a normal computer is one of the most popular pi uses.
- Use it to connect to a TV and play some pc games.
- Using as a HD video player. It can play high definition videos with great ease as it has been optimized for such projects. If connected to the internet, it can also streams media files. As a home entertainment system.
Education and Learning Application
The original idea behind the non-profit foundation's project was to provide a smart device to children for their education needs at a fraction of a normal computer cost. This raspberry use/project has greatly succeeded in achieving its goal in the UK.
- Office IT Tools You can do almost all computer based work like spreadsheet, wordprocessing, emails, web browsing, facebooking and do all that you can do on the internet.
Raspberry Pi Projects
Raspberry-Pi in Apache Webserver projects.
Pi is a linux based system and thus it will run all software that you would run on a desktop linux. It can be used as a web server for the hosting of web pages.
Media Streaming as a Raspberry Pi Use
Music and Videos can be streamed via the device. Such streaming can be wirelessly controlled. Use your raspberry to connect to internet media servers and adjust the volume etc using a remote control or via your phone. Great application to create a personalized handy device.
Remote access to household appliances - Household Projects and Home Automation
Household electronic equipements/appliances can be controlled remotely using a microcontroller device connected to these appliances.
Turning ON/OFF appliances as well as giving them commands to execute a task can be remotely done. It is one of the various fantastic applications of this device at home. An example can be switching on your room Air Conditioner about 15 mins before you reach home. This will welcome you with a cool room. Home sweet home!
Household CCTV Camera Access.
Remotely view the camera video by using a board computer is possible. The pi will transmit the video online so that you can access it from anywhere.
These devices interface perfectly with various sensors to monitor temperature and humidity level. Great for gardening enthusiast who want to automate irrigation and temperature control for their plants.
Automate gate control.
Remotely control (open/close) your garage door or your main gate using a system connected to your device. You may then connect to the pi using your phone.
Ideal application for automated gate which you can control from within your car. No need to get off to open or close the maingate
Model B Revision 2
This unit comes in its clear case and with the latest specs. The B-Model Revision-2 is the most powerful version released launched by the Foundation