I love the idea of the raspberry pi. A small, cheap, and (hopefully) easy to program computer with all the specs you would expect like HDMI out, wifi, and a pretty beefy gpu. Unfortunately, I feel like I need a REASON to buy one, otherwise it would just sit on my desk looking awesome. I’ve been trying to brainstorm possibilities for projects, some of which might be marketable, and here is what I’ve come up with so far.
1) Wifi repeater.
2) HTPC or NAS comouter
3) Potentially a portable computer that can run off batteries. (outdoor wifi repeater? with a large enough battery…)
4) An always on computer capable of waking other comouters on LAN.
5) A supercomputing cluster.
6) more to come as i can think of them…
If you have any fancy ideas and would like to share, please comment and I’ll add them to the list!