51+ Raspberry Pi Projects for Beginners

Excellent beginner projects if you’re looking to do something simple with your Raspberry Pi.

How to Setup a Raspberry Pi Samba Server

Learn how to turn your Raspberry Pi into a network attached storage (NAS) by making use of Samba. The name is most likely familiar as it’s widely used for sharing printers and folders. If you’re looking at sharing some folders, then be sure to check out this tutorial.

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How to Setup a Raspberry Pi AFP Server

In this tutorial, we take you through the steps of setting up AFP (Apple Filing Protocol) on the Raspberry Pi. It’s a decent way of setting up some network attached storage. Keep in mind that this will work best when it’s mostly just Mac OS devices connecting.

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How to Setup Raspberry Pi NFS Server

Learn how to set up network attached storage using the NFS protocol. It’s an excellent alternative to Samba and commonly used by network administrators. You will be able to connect to your drive using almost any device that has a network connection.

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How to Setup Raspberry Pi RecalBox

Recalbox is an emulator package that is very similar to RetroPie. It has different configurations and a slightly different user interface. Recalbox has a few more features and comes loaded with emulators for popular game systems such as SNES, N64 and more.

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How to Setup a Raspberry Pi Eddystone Beacon

Learn all the steps to set up the Eddystone beacon software on your Raspberry Pi. It’s an excellent way to broadcast data using a Bluetooth adapter. It was originally part of Google’s physical project but has since been dropped. However, it’s still a cool project.

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How to Setup a Raspberry Pi iBeacon

In this tutorial, we go through the steps on how to turn your Raspberry Pi into an iBeacon. It’s a protocol that was developed by Apple and is able to be used in a variety of different scenarios. It’s a super easy tutorial and worth checking out.

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How to Setup Raspberry Pi TeamViewer

In this tutorial, we take you through how to set up Teamviewer Host on the Raspberry Pi. This is a great way to connect to the Pi using the Teamviewer service. You will need a Raspberry Pi 2 or newer to be able to complete this super easy tutorial.

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Raspberry Pi DSLR Camera Control

In this project, we go through the steps on how to control a DSLR with the Raspberry Pi. A project like this might appeal to you if you want to be able to control your camera programmatically. For example, taking a photo every hour so you can make a time-lapse.

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Raspberry Pi Snowboy Hotword Detection

This tutorial takes you through all the steps to set up the Snowboy Hotword detection service on the Raspberry Pi. This is a great way to create some custom hotwords that your Pi will be able to pick up. You can then perform specific actions using Python utilizing your own hotword.

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These Raspberry Pi projects for beginners have been designed to be as easy as possible. Little to no knowledge of programming or Linux is required in order to get them to work.

These projects are a great example of some of the cool things you can do with the Pi. They are also a great way to learn a lot of the basics about the Pi such as software configurations, debugging, Linux commands much more.

If you’re also just looking for something that will just work and be running in no time, then these projects are also for you too. A project such as the media center is an excellent example of a project that you can easily setup, configure and have ready in less than an hour.

Just to name a couple of the Raspberry Pi beginner projects we have on this website; the Pi time lapse, retro game emulator, webcam server and much more. (We also have much more coming in the near future)

If you want to check out our more extensive range of projects, then head over to the Raspberry Pi project page as this will have many tutorials ranging from just basic beginner stuff right through to the more advanced tutorials.

If you’re looking at getting started with the Raspberry Pi, then check out our page that has all the information you will need to get started. There is a lot to learn about the Pi especially on using the Linux based operating system correctly. However, with a few tutorials, you will be able to master the Pi in no time.

We also have plenty of guides that will help you take you through both stuff specific to Pi and even nonspecific. If you want to learn more about the Raspi config, Raspberry Pi SSH then you should definitely check it out.

We also have a guide on how to turn your time-lapse images into a video so you can show it off to all your friends. Again all these guides go well with the beginner Raspberry Pi Projects as they too show you all the basics.

There are many great Raspberry Pi accessories around that you can buy. If you’re looking at doing up your Pi with a cool looking case or looking to buy a kit that includes a Pi, then be sure check out our guides.

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We hope you enjoy these Raspberry Pi projects for beginners and be sure to check back soon as we have many more projects on the way.