This 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.