Adventures With A Raspberry Pi: What Else Can I Use It For?

Raspberry PiThis post is part of the Adventures with a Raspberry Pi series.

I’ve posted that my main reason for buying a Raspberry Pi was to use as a Pi-hole for blokcing adverts.

Having found that a very good use, I’ve found myself wondering what else I could use a Raspberry Pi for? They’re almost throwaway in terms of cost (£59.99 on Amazon UK) and there is a lot of software available for them.

One use I have is to piggyback on the Pi-hole by installing a VPN; I travel a lot for work and this would allow me to VPN into the Raspberry Pi when I am away and send all network travel through the Pi-hole. Ad free browsing even when away from home (I have an Android mobile so could use a VPN on the phone as well).

One potential use is as an HTPC (Home Theatre PC). A few years ago there was a raft of HTPCs available, but they seem to have pretty much disappeared (or become horrendously high price).

I will be doing posts in future as I experiment with my Raspberry Pi. Or a Pi anyway as I have a second one sat on my desk waiting to be put to some use.

Adventures With A Raspberry Pi

Adventures With A Raspberry Pi
Building The Raspberry Pi: CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Complete Starter Kit
Building The Raspberry Pi: Raspberry Pi Build
Building The Raspberry Pi: Install Operating System
Building The Raspberry Pi: First Run
Building The Raspberry Pi: System Configuration Tool
Building The Raspberry Pi: Enable SSH For Remote Access
Building The Raspberry Pi: Securing the Raspberry Pi
Building The Raspberry Pi: Conclusion
Installing Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: What is Pi-hole?
Installing Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: Install Pi-hole
Installing Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: Change Pi-hole Admin Password
Installing Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: Configure Network to use Pi-hole
Using Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: Blocked Adverts
Using Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: Admin Interface
Using Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: Disabling Pi-hole
Using Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: Whitelisting a Site
Using Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: Update Blocklists
Using Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: Maintain Blocklists
Using Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: Change DNS Servers
Using Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: Connecting With SSH
Using Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: Updating the Pi-hole
Using Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: Conclusion
What Else Can I Use It For?
Prepare New SD Card For Raspberry Pi OS: Download SD Card Formatter
Prepare New SD Card For Raspberry Pi OS: Install SD Card Formatter
Prepare New SD Card For Raspberry Pi OS: Format SD Card
Prepare New SD Card For Raspberry Pi OS: Download NOOBS
Prepare New SD Card For Raspberry Pi OS: Copy Files To The SD Card
Prepare New SD Card For Raspberry Pi OS: Conclusion

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