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The Raspberry Pi is a series of credit card-sized single-board computers developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools and developing countries. Official Link: Raspberry Pi Homepage

This list is a collection of tools, projects, images and resources conforming to the Awesome Manifesto

Contributions very welcome but first see Contributing

Contents

Models

The complete collection of Raspberry Pi models consist of:

OS Images

  • Raspbian - The official supported Raspberry Pi OS, based on Debian and available as a lite version.
  • NOOBS - New Out Of the Box Software, an easy OS installer for beginners.
  • Ubuntu MATE - Ubuntu distribution for the Raspberry Pi based on MATE desktop. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • Snappy Ubuntu Core - Official (minimal) Ubuntu distribution for IoT. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • Windows 10 IoT Core - Windows 10 distribution for IoT. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • OSMC - Open Source Media Centre, based on Kodi.
  • PiNet - System to manage Raspberry Pi classrooms.
  • Risc OS - Non-Linux OS originated from the group that developed the ARM microprocessor.
  • RuneAudio - Free and open source OS that turns embedded hardware into Hi-Fi music players.
  • OpenELEC - Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center, a very lightweight Kodi build.
  • HypriotOS - Minimal Debian-based operating system, optimized to run Docker.
  • Kali Linux - Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking Linux distro for ARM devices.
  • RetroPie - Retro-gaming on the Raspberry Pi.
  • Alpine Linux - Security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox.
  • Arch Linux ARM - Lightweight and flexible Linux distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.
  • Volumio - Headless audiophile music player, designed to play music with the highest possible fidelity.
  • Recalbox - Drag & drop light-weight retro-gaming and media center on the Raspberry Pi.
  • Lakka - Retro-gaming on the Raspberry Pi built entirely on RetroArch.
  • RasPlex - Plex client for the Raspberry Pi.
  • chilipie-kiosk - Image which boots directly into full-screen Chrome, perfect for dashboards and build monitors. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • DietPi - Minimal image designed to fit on a 2GB SD card, with tons of configurable settings and scripts.
  • CentOS - CentOS on the Raspberry Pi. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • Minibian - Minimal Raspbian (lighter than Jessie Lite).
  • BerryBoot - Bootloader/universal OS installer, with support to VNC and HDMI-CEC.
  • PirateBox - Anonymous offline mobile file-sharing and communications system.
  • OctoPi - Distribution for 3d printers.
  • Kano OS - Open-source OS for exploration, creation, and play – free for Raspberry Pi and the new Pi 3.
  • resinOS - open source OS to run Docker containers on embedded devices that's been designed for reliability and proven in production.
  • Fedora - Linux Fedora distribution built for the Pi. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • motionEyeOS - Linux distribution that turns a single-board computer into a video surveillance system.
  • NextCloudPi - Nextcloud ready image based on Raspbian. Features Nextcloud 11 running on Raspbian 8, with PHP 7 and HTTP2 enabled Apache server.
  • PiDeck - Small form factor DVS system allowing you to control digital music files with timecode vinyl.
  • OpenWRT - OpenWrt is described as a Linux distribution for embedded devices for network management.
  • FreeBSD - FreeBSD is an advanced computer operating system used to power modern servers, desktops, and embedded platforms.
  • NetBSD - NetBSD is a free, fast, secure, and highly portable Unix-like Open Source operating system.
  • Hass.io - Home automation operating system/application for embedded device, also available standalone.
  • Android Things - Build connected devices for a wide variety of consumer, retail, and industrial applications. Supports Raspberry Pi 3
  • Gladys Project - Gladys, Your home assistant. Supports Raspberry Pi 3
  • OpenMediaVault - OpenMediaVault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux containing services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. Supports Raspberry Pi 3
  • EZ-WifiBroadcast - Affordable Wireless Digital HD Video Transmission made easy. Supports Raspberry Pi 3 Supports Raspberry Pi Zero
  • DroneBridge - A WifiBroadcast extension to make for a real alternative to DJI Lightbridge and other similar systems. Supports Raspberry Pi 3
  • TrueOS - FreeBSD-based thin client solution. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • OpenHABian - A preconfigured version of the OpenHAB home automation software. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • FabScanPi - FabScanPi is an open source 3D laser scanner using the Raspberry Pi Camera Module. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • Rocket Show - Play synced backing tracks, videos and DMX light-sequences live on stage. Supports Raspberry Pi 3
  • SamplerBox - Drop'n'play sampler: drop .WAV samples on the SD card, and play!

Tools

  • PiBakery - The blocks based, easy to use setup tool for Raspberry Pi.
  • ApplePi Bakery - macOS application to easily install/backup/restore images onto an SD card.
  • Etcher - SD card burner app that is simple for end users, extensible for developers, and works on any platform.
  • PiShrink - Bash script that automatically shrinks a pi image that will then resize to the max size of the SD card on boot.
  • OpenVPN-Setup - Shell script to set up Raspberry Pi as an OpenVPN server.
  • pi-gen - Tool used to create the raspberrypi.org Raspbian images. This can be used to create your own custom images with specific packages installed, etc.
  • PiVPN - Simple, Flexible, and Managable single line install of OpenVPN Server for your Raspberry Pi.
  • Network Presence Detector - Setup a Pi Zero to scan for devices on a WiFi network and use that to determine who is "home".
  • Resin Bridge - Simple application/repo to bridge a Raspberry Pi's wlan0 interface to devices plugged into it over ethernet (eth0).
  • WiFi config generator - Simple tool to generate wpa_supplicant.conf files with wifi settings
  • Raspbian QEMU with network - Simple tool to launch QEMU on Raspbian with the required modifications on the system and kernel. Automatic network access. Handy to create images in your PC.
  • RaspAP-webgui - A simple, responsive web interface to control wifi, hostapd and related services on the Raspberry Pi.
  • HealthyPi - HAT which includes vital health monitoring like ECG, respiration, pulse oximetry and optional blood pressure & body temperature sensing. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • PoisonTap - Exploits locked/password protected computers over USB, drops persistent WebSocket-based backdoor, exposes internal router, and siphons cookies using Raspberry Pi Zero & Node.js. Supports Raspberry Pi Zero
  • P4wnP1 - P4wnP1 is a highly customizable USB attack platform, based on a low cost Raspberry Pi Zero or Raspberry Pi Zero W (required for HID backdoor). Supports Raspberry Pi Zero
  • CusDeb - Web UI for creating custom images with specific packages installed.
  • Alpha - Remotely load, debug and test bare-metal programs using GDB with this system-level GDB server.
  • Pieman - Script for creating custom images based on Raspbian, Devuan, Ubuntu and Alpine Linux.
  • iotwifi - Wifi AP + Client management in 8MB Docker Container, with REST API for controlling wifi client and station modes simultaneously. Supports Raspberry Pi 3
  • TorTiPi - Shell script to automate the task of converting Raspberry Pi into a tor based wifi hotspot.
  • Processing - Processing Development Environment running on Raspberry Pi.

Projects

  • Mini OONTZ - 3D printed mini MIDI controller.
  • Power Sniffing Strip - Enclosure in a power strip, sniffing network data.
  • Raspberry Pi Erlang Cluster - Erlang cluster on a Raspberry Pi 2.
  • NTP driven Nixie Clock - Nixie Tube Clock powered by a Raspberry Pi.
  • 40-node Raspberry Pi Cluster - Cluster aimed to be under the size of full tower desktop.
  • Raspberry PI Hadoop Cluster - Big Data cluster running on the Raspberry Pi.
  • Multi-Datacenter Cassandra on 32 Raspberry Pi’s - Showcase for the always on, fault tolerant nature of Cassandra using a Raspberry Pi cluster board.
  • Building a Ceph Cluster on Raspberry Pi - Highly redundant and low power usage RADOS home storage solution.
  • Smart Mirror - Voice controlled smart mirror with IoT integration. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • Magic Mirror - The original open source modular smart mirror platform. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • Chromebook Charger Kiosk - Timed charging station for students using Chromebooks at school.
  • Jasper - Flexible open source personal assistant.
  • Lightberry - Led lighting solution dedicated for raspberry pi and your TV.
  • SecPi - Raspberry Pi based home alarm system.
  • PiClock - Fancy Clock built around a monitor and a Raspberry Pi.
  • Garage Door Opener - Garage door opener using the Garage Opener app to control garage door.
  • Movel - Raspberry Pi car computer.
  • PiFanTuner - CPU-fan-tuner daemon, just enables your fan as necessary. Supports Raspberry Pi 3
  • SkyJack - Take over and allow full control over any Parrot AR Drone within wireless distance.
  • Nerves Project - Craft and deploy bulletproof embedded software in Elixir.
  • Wordpress using Docker - Run a Wordpress site in containers with dynamic DNS.
  • Pi-hole - Black hole for internet ads.
  • Planning lunch with a Slackbot on resin.io - Node.js Slackbot (lunchbot), hosted on Resin.
  • Sonus - Node.js voice control for your Pi (and everything else) with customizable offline hotword detection.
  • Sonic Pi - The Live Coding Music Synth for Everyone.
  • Alexa AVS - Demonstration on using Alexa Voice Service with a Java client and Node.js server.
  • Pi4j Project - Java I/O library the Raspberry Pi.
  • Harry Potter and the real life Daily Prophet - Display mimicking the Daily Prophet from Harry Potter using a 7" Raspberry Pi display.
  • PiScan - Makeshift Amazon Dash orders using a Raspberry PI + EAN scanner.
  • PiE-Ink - E-ink nametag display running on a Pi Zero. Supports Raspberry Pi Zero
  • Whispering Mirror - Interactive soundart installation using the Hifiberry DAC.
  • clockOS - simple smart desktop clock using a Raspberry Pi display.
  • Zelda Home Automation - Home automation based on sound recognition from notes played on an ocarina.
  • Looper/synth/drum thing - Sequencer/Drumpad, like Native Instruments' Maschine for the Pi.
  • Waves - Transforming the transience of the spoken word into something concrete and physical through a microphone, waveform and thermal printer.
  • DIY USB Rubber Ducky - Raspberry Pi Zero Rubber Ducky recognized as a USB HID by just about anything with a USB port, thus allowing you to run custom scripts as if it were a keyboard. Supports Raspberry Pi Zero
  • Kubernetes on ARM - Get your ARM device up and running Kubernetes in less than ten minutes.
  • Lumos - Smart Lamp for Better Sleep. Supports Raspberry Pi 3 Supports Raspberry Pi Zero
  • Vinyl Shelf Finder - Uses a tilt & pan laser to find a record in a record collection.
  • Building Timelapse with Resin - Remotely deploying timelapse camera using Docker, Resin, and 3G internet.
  • NALIVATOR-9000 - Robot bartender for making cocktails with Telegram-bot interface and speech synthesis on Golang.
  • Stratux - Open source ADS-B reciever which feeds weather, traffic, GPS, and AHRS data to electronic flight bag software via wifi.
  • Voice Kit - AIY Voice Kit from Google, to build a standalone voice recognition system using the Google Assistant, or add voice recognition and natural language processing to your Raspberry Pi-based projects.
  • speed-camera - Object Motion Tracking uses python, openCV, USB Cam or picamera module to record speed data.
  • pi-timolo - Remote Headless multi feature PiCamera Operation from Rclone Remote Storage Service and More.
  • Hearing aid prototoype - A Raspberry Pi powered prototype of a hearing aid. Supports Raspberry Pi 3
  • RPI tempmon - CPU GPU temperature monitor with various functions such as LED GPIO, Graph output, email, alarm limit, notifications and logging.
  • RPi Motor Library - Python 3 library to connect various motors & servos to the Pi.
  • Circle - A C++ bare metal environment for Raspberry Pi.
  • Project MyHouse - Smart Doll House with Gesture Recognition, using Raspberry Pi 3 or Pi Zero and PSMove motion controller.
  • Skate-o-Meter - Skateboard odometer and speedometer with RFID user system.
  • Occu-Pi - Controller software for the Occu-pi, a totally awesome bathroom door sensor.
  • docsis-cable-load-monitor - Tool to monitor downstream load on DOCSIS cable networks.
  • BeeMonitor - Honey beehive monitoring project.
  • pi_payments - Payment module based on RFID.

Resources

Useful Apps

  • RasPi Check - To check Pi stats - frequency, temperature, volts and more system information (free memory, runtime, disk status). You can also restart or halt your Raspberry Pi and send custom commands. Android
  • Kore Remote - Official remote to control Kodi. Android
  • Home Remote Control - Control mouse/keyboard, volume, manage download/upload files, custom commands, terminal, execute tasks in future, control media. Android
  • Raspicast - Cast YouTube videos, media content from your android device, Play local media files, Play streams from playlists (m3u, pls) on your Raspberry Pi. Android
  • Screen Stream Mirroring - To stream your phone screen directly to Pi. Android
  • Termius - One of the cleanest SSH Client for Pi. Android, iOS
  • Tubio - Cast web videos directly to Pi. Android
  • VNC Viewer - To remotely control Raspberry Pi desktop. Android
  • Turbo FTP - A good FTP client app for accessing files on raspberry. Android
  • AndFTP - Alternative FTP client app. Android

Articles

Tutorials

Community

Contributing

Contribution guidelines can be found here

License

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