10 amazing Raspberry Pi IoT projects

By Rob Zwetsloot. Posted

Use a Raspberry Pi to make your life just that extra bit smarter. one of the most popular uses of Raspberry Pi is IoT and home automation, and for good reason. Thanks to this, there are over eight years’ worth of projects for replicating or getting inspiration to create the ultimate automated life. Here are some of our faves.

Smart doorbell: See who’s ringing

Internet-connected doorbells are quite popular these days. Instead of buying an expensive system, build your own, better one.

Rosie RiOT

Rosie IoT Brick: Outdoor IoT

Allow friends and family to remotely track your marathon running with Rosie IoT Brick. It can also act as a GPS for the runner if required.

PiRoomba

PiRoomba: Robot vacuum enhanced

The Roomba vacuum cleaner is fantastic. Using a Raspberry Pi, though, you can supercharge it like Tim ‘The Toolman’ Taylor. See PiRoomba.

Sleepbuddy

Sleepbuddy: Robot babysitter

A social robot that can help looking after a child. It’s not a full-on Jetsons maid, but Sleepbuddy will help when you’re trying to enjoy some telly.

Furlexa

Furlexa. Nineties throwback assistant

However you feel about Furbies, we’re sure you’ll definitely have stronger opinions about Furlexa, a smart Furby that can answer your questions. Put down the pitchforks.

Smart Home Bulb

Smart home bulb: Clap on

Controlling your lights via the internet has never been easier, thanks to loads of companies now making smart bulbs you can hack.

MudPi

MudPi: Automated gardening

Automated gardening is in vogue, and what better way than growing your own delicious vegetables (climate allowing) in your own garden with help from robots? Check out MudPi.

AI Teasmaid

Raspberry Pi AI Teasmade: Wake up to a brew

Looking less like a classic teasmade and more like a Rube Goldberg machine, this AI Teasmade contraption will nevertheless make you a cuppa – possibly while playing Powerhouse.

Magic Mirror

Magic mirror: Smart casual

A now popular Raspberry Pi project, smart/magic mirrors are an amazing way to make sure you’re ready for the morning.

PiClock

PiClock Time and weather

A classic use of IoT is the weather. Turn a Raspberry Pi into something that powers a lovely PiClock that also displays the weather.

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