Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a $35* computer that has opened the eyes of tinkerers, hackers and electronics enthusiasts everywhere.

With 2 USB ports, 700MHz CPU, 256Mb Ram, Analogue or HDMI Audio and Composite or HDMI Video and a Network Connection, it really is a sub-$100 computer!

It’s versatility means it has found applications in the lounge, in the car, and out in the field.

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As a media player it rivals the Apple TV.

  • Flawless 1080p playback of your movies.
  • Hardware decoding for all the major video & audio formats
  • 5.1 Surround sound with DTS or Dolby Digital using HDMI pass-through
  • Apple AirPlay support (play straight from your iPhone/iPad to the TV)
  • Stream content straight from the Internet.

As a home network server it could save you thousands.

Network Attached StorageWhen all you need to do is buy a starter kit for $109.95, then add USB drives – it is the cheapest network server you will find.

Furthermore, using only 5 watts of electricity, it’ll save you $1 per day compared with a PC-based server!

In the Car

  • With a USB OBD2 adapter, enjoy a full diagnostic computer.
  • With a USB DVB-T adapter, be the first to have digital radio in the car.
  • With a USB 3G Dongle, have Internet in the car.
  • With a 32GB SDHC card and XBMC – play your own movies and mp3s.

In the Field

  • Add a relay and turn on and off anything from IP.
  • Add a USB webcam and monitor from afar.
  • Add environmental sensors and build your own EMS

And many other uses:

  • Webcam server
  • Vehicle tracking
  • Streaming internet radio box
  • Vehicle Diagnostics, OBDII logger
  • Baby monitor
  • Media server / NAS
  • Media receiver
  • Video chat
  • Game emulator, running MAME (build your own arcade cabinet)
  • Mini web server
  • FTP server
  • Proxy server
  • Firewall
  • Portable Media PC
  • Run an alarm system
  • Security webcam (with motion sensor)
  • Control garden lighting
  • Control sprinkler system
  • HTPC for TV web browsing
  • HTPC for streaming Netfilx / Hulu etc
  • In car Computer
  • Thin client computer

  • Game server
  • IRC / chat server
  • build a cheap laptop
  • create a digital photo frame
  • Asterisk VOIP server
  • PBX
  • Home automation system
  • MP3 player
  • Portable personal computer, you can use it anywhere you can find a monitor.
  • multitouch screen coffee table
  • Wall hanging screen with voice control for network pictures, weather, news and RSS feeds
  • Cyber Cafe computer
  • Video conferencing system
  • Personal weather station / logger
  • Control a light display
  • Control an LED board
  • Put it in an old mac classic or mac plus case as a general purpose computer
  • Intelligent photo frame with touch
  • A dedicated Synth, possibly with touch screen

  • Home Security Server
  • Solar powered desktop computer
  • CNC controller
  • High tech birthday / Xmas presents
  • Backup server
  • Wardriving setup
  • RSS ticker
  • High tech alarm clock
  • Mini projector
  • DOSBox for games
  • Cafe media player
  • Brains for Arduino setup
  • Mumble server
  • Industrial manufacturing controller
  • TOR server
  • Wearable computer
  • Family notice board
  • CD / DVD ripping device
  • Car black box with video
  • Wall mounted, interactive mood lamp
  • Robotic telescope / camera controller
  • Display photographer portfolio images
  • SMS gateway

 * Note: The Raspberry Pi is known worldwide as a “$35 computer”, however, this price does not include GST, import duties or shipping costs. We do not sell the Raspberry Pi for $35 on this site.