The Raspberry Pi craze is a little over five years old, and it shows no sign of stopping. What began as a stripped-down, uber-cheap, credit-card sized PC meant to teach programming to children has morphed into a go-to solution when you need a diminutive workhorse PC.
But the Raspberry Pi’s biggest claim to fame is the hardware-hacking craze it set off. You’ll find all kinds of wild Raspberry Pi projects online, from electric skateboards to endless remote-control devices and home automation hacks like magic mirrors. Many people also use the Raspberry Pi in more down-to-earth ways, such as a home theater PC, a retro gaming console, or a networked file server.