Just bought a Raspberry Pi but not sure what to do with it? If that is the case, you had come to the right place. On this page, you will find plenty of ideas on how to use your Raspberry Pi.
By following the ideas here, you will understand your Raspberry Pi and the Linux operating system better. In addition, you will be able to setup your Raspberry Pi to serve some interesting use cases at home.
For example, you will find instructions on how to setup a CCTV for surveillance, Web IDE to help you code everywhere you go, project management platform for tracking your project statuses and etc.
As I had mentioned in how to host multiple websites from home, a typical network architecture looks like the following:
In such a case, we will need our router to hold a public IP address and perform port forwarding for our home servers.
However, there can be cases where we do not have the environment to put our server on the internet.
In such a situation, you will find ngrok useful. Since ngrok accepts traffic on a public address and relays that traffic through to the ngrok process running on your machine, you can put your server on the internet easily.
When you want to turn your unused Raspberry Pi into a security camera, you can take a look at motionEyeOS.
So what is motionEyeOS? In short, motionEyeOS is a Linux distribution that turns your single board computer into a video surveillance system. Therefore, it is convenient to setup a Raspberry Pi security camera with motionEyeOS.
Given these points, let us look at how we can setup a Raspberry Pi security camera with motionEyeOS.
So how will your Raspberry Pi 4 Model B deal with rising heat? In case there is a spike in operating temperature, Raspberry Pi 4 will slow your CPU down significantly. When that happens, you will not be able to enjoy 4K videos on your Raspberry Pi 4 anymore.
When you deploy multiple Raspberry Pis in your house, it is a good practice to give each of them a unique hostname. Since the default hostname for Raspbian is raspberrypi, it will be easier to look for the IP address of a new Raspbian installation in this situation.
Given that, let us look at how you can change the hostname of your Raspberry Pi in Raspbian via the Raspberry Pi Software Configuration Tool (raspi-config).