Raspberry Pi, the Lilliputian computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard, can be used for many of the tasks that a desktop performs, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. But the wee PC that costs a mere $25 or $35 has also ignited a world of creativity as the tech set devises increasingly fun and clever ways to employ the credit-card sized computer. Here are some of our favorites.

1. Make a spider robot (because good old creepy-crawling live spiders aren’t terrifying enough).

2. Make a kooky, cocktail-dispensing robot.


3. Build a retro computer.

4. Bring R2D2 to life; never be lonely again.

5. Make a dynamic, bike-light projector.

6. Build a keyboard with 40 beer cans(Procuring the materials is half the fun.)

7. Build a one-button audiobook player.

8. Use as the payload of a weather balloon, because launching things into space is fun.

9. Get back to your roots, make a beatbox using … beets.

10. Combine with Legos to build a supercomputer, conquer the world.

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10 clever uses for a Raspberry Pi
From robot bartenders to Lego supercomputers, the 'little PC that could' is inspiring no end of novel applications.