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Uses for Rasperry Pi - RoastPotatoes - 23-05-2015

So I have two and I don't really know what I can use them for. Does anyone have one with a specified use they would like to share? I am interested to see what people might be using them for. There are many projects using them but they all seem to be proof of concepts and just demonstrations.


RE: Uses for Rasperry Pi - Webtm - 23-05-2015

I've been thinking about getting one to use as a Tor node.
https://learn.adafruit.com/onion-pi/overview
Something like that.

There are tons of cool things you can do with them. I think I saw a guy use one to make his own tablet, but I'm not positive.
Yupp, this guy here.
http://makezine.com/2014/01/07/how-I-built-a-raspberry-pi-tablet/
I also thought I heard you could use the new version as a low power desktop. But I can't source that.


RE: Uses for Rasperry Pi - z3bra - 23-05-2015

We use raspis at work as monitoring machines. running a browser opened on our centreon webpages, with a speaker for sound alerts.

They're really slow and lack power though...


RE: Uses for Rasperry Pi - venam - 24-05-2015

You can use it as a DNS that will act as an adblock for all your subnet machine.
Checkout the adsuck project: http://freecode.com/projects/adsuck.

You could also use it a honeypot, or capture the flag box, or as a pentest test box.
Checkout the mutillidae project: http://sourceforge.net/projects/mutillidae/files/.

What about using it as a little retrogaming box that you connect to your TV.

Just be a little bit creative.


RE: Uses for Rasperry Pi - RoastPotatoes - 31-05-2015

(24-05-2015, 01:51 AM)venam Wrote: You could also use it a honeypot, or capture the flag box, or as a pentest test box.
Checkout the mutillidae project: http://sourceforge.net/projects/mutillidae/files/.
This seems quite interesting.


RE: Uses for Rasperry Pi - sulami - 31-05-2015

I currently have a model B (the old one with 256MB) at home with an uptime of almost 500 days. It is used to share an external drive to the network, serves some static pages to the web and is a gameserver (nethack, moria, etc) for me and a couple of friends. It is also my ssh-entrypoint from the outside, and running a mumble-server (umurmur) which can handle a couple of people without problems.

I've been meaning to do something cool with it, but the limited power is, well, limitng. But it excels everywhere where you just need any computer.


RE: Uses for Rasperry Pi - RoastPotatoes - 31-05-2015

(31-05-2015, 03:27 PM)sulami Wrote: I currently have a model B (the old one with 256MB) at home with an uptime of almost 500 days. It is used to share an external drive to the network, serves some static pages to the web and is a gameserver (nethack, moria, etc) for me and a couple of friends. It is also my ssh-entrypoint from the outside, and running a mumble-server (umurmur) which can handle a couple of people without problems.

I've been meaning to do something cool with it, but the limited power is, well, limitng. But it excels everywhere where you just need any computer.
Already that seems quite impressive. I have the old one with 256MB as well as the new one, which I think has around 500. Does it really run that well? I installed Arch on the newer model and still with more ram the cpu really held it back and I couldn't really do anything.


RE: Uses for Rasperry Pi - sulami - 01-06-2015

(31-05-2015, 05:00 PM)RoastPotatoes Wrote: Already that seems quite impressive. I have the old one with 256MB as well as the new one, which I think has around 500. Does it really run that well? I installed Arch on the newer model and still with more ram the cpu really held it back and I couldn't really do anything.

It does everything I have listed up there. Most of the load is coming from umurmur, some Django dev-server I forgot was even on there (including a running MySQL instance), and, when in use, NFS and SMB servers. It is currently running with ~10% CPU usage, a loadavg around 0.1 and 54M of used memory, with the rest used for cache. Uptime of 472 days as of today. And I can continue playing my current run of nethack anytime I want without problems whatsoever. It seems, computer power gets vastly underestimated. I should also mention, it is running a preemptive kernel, mainly because it came with the distro and I don't want to sacrifice the glorious uptime.


RE: Uses for Rasperry Pi - October - 01-07-2015

I plan to buy 3 soon. One for a web server using nginx or lighttpd. Second one for a git server. Third one for a vpn server.


RE: Uses for Rasperry Pi - Laserswald - 01-07-2015

You can make one a steam streaming box.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/stream-pc-games-to-your-tv/
I plan on making one a personal carry anywhere server with a cell phone external battery.