3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 6, 2020 4:07 AM by gpolder

    Any use for older model Raspberry Pi(s)?

    rsc

      I have a few Raspberry Pi 1 and 2 Model B V1.1.  I will trade them for other interesting stuff.

       

      Other dev boards available:

       

      -Odroid with display and battery

      -Beaglebone Black

      -Microchip multimedia board

      -Hexiwear boards

      -Edison "stuff"

       

      Too many projects.....too little time....

        • Re: Any use for older model Raspberry Pi(s)?
          socalsteve

          I’ll second the “what can I use it for” question. I’ve also got a couple older ones including a model B from the first run 7 years ago. I may keep that for posterity. I’ve thought about donating them since any computer beats no computer to those without.

          • Re: Any use for older model Raspberry Pi(s)?
            Vimarsh ‍

            Just run Pi-Hole on an Old Raspberry Pi board to block internet ADs in your entire network

            or

            Make a NAS (though it will be slower than Pi4)

            or

            A data logging platform (use influxDB, Grafana, Nodered, Mosquitto MQTT) - you can also port forward your board to access all of it over the internet

            or

            A web server

             

            These were some uses I came up with because I used my old boards for this.

             

            Another Idea-

            Just make a Home media center to stream content (you can install Android also - i guess) or some OS on the board and connect it to your TV. No need to buy Chromecast ot anything. [I have never tried it though]

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            • Re: Any use for older model Raspberry Pi(s)?
              gpolder

              I'm running a home automation system on a Pi 2. Good thing of the older Pi's is hat they are much less power hungry than the 3 and 4 and also disipate less heat, which is good for a system that is always on.

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