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The Raspberry Pi is a series of credit card-sized single-board computers developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools and developing countries. Official Link: Raspberry Pi Homepage (Source/Github)

This list is a collection of tools, projects, images, resources conforming to the Awesome Manifesto



The complete collection of (consumer) Raspberry Pi models consist of:

OS Images

  • Alpine Linux - Security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox.
  • Android Things - Build connected devices for a wide variety of consumer, retail, and industrial applications. Supports Raspberry Pi 3
  • Arch Linux ARM - Lightweight and flexible Linux distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.
  • balenaOS - open source OS to run Docker containers on embedded devices that’s been designed for reliability and proven in production.
  • BerryBoot - Bootloader/universal OS installer, with support to VNC and HDMI-CEC.
  • CentOS - CentOS on the Raspberry Pi. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • chilipie-kiosk - Image which boots directly into full-screen Chrome, perfect for dashboards and build monitors. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • DietPi - Minimal image designed to fit on a 2GB SD card, with tons of configurable settings and scripts.
  • DroneBridge - A WifiBroadcast extension to make for a real alternative to DJI Lightbridge and other similar systems. Supports Raspberry Pi 3
  • EZ-WifiBroadcast - Affordable Wireless Digital HD Video Transmission made easy. Supports Raspberry Pi 3 Supports Raspberry Pi Zero
  • FabScanPi - FabScanPi is an open source 3D laser scanner using the Raspberry Pi Camera Module. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • Fedora - Linux Fedora distribution built for the Pi. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • FreeBSD - FreeBSD is an advanced computer operating system used to power modern servers, desktops, and embedded platforms.
  • Gentoo - Gentoo Stage 3 tarball for Raspberry Pi.
  • Gladys Assistant - Gladys, a privacy-first, open-source home assistant. Supports Raspberry Pi 3
  • Hass.io - Home automation operating system/application for embedded device, also available standalone.
  • HypriotOS - Minimal Debian-based operating system, optimized to run Docker.
  • Kali Linux - Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking Linux distro for ARM devices.
  • Kano OS - Open-source OS for exploration, creation, and play – free for Raspberry Pi and the new Pi 3.
  • Lakka - Retro-gaming on the Raspberry Pi built entirely on RetroArch.
  • LibreELEC - Just enough OS for Kodi
  • Manjaro - Friendly, open-source Linux distribution for Raspberry Pi.
  • Minibian - Minimal Raspbian (lighter than Jessie Lite).
  • MoodleBox - The MoodleBox provides a Moodle learning management system on Raspberry Pi. Supports Raspberry Pi 3
  • motionEyeOS - Linux distribution that turns a single-board computer into a video surveillance system.
  • NetBSD - NetBSD is a free, fast, secure, and highly portable Unix-like Open Source operating system.
  • NextCloudPi - Nextcloud ready image based on Raspbian. Features Nextcloud 11 running on Raspbian 8, with PHP 7 and HTTP2 enabled Apache server.
  • NOOBS - New Out Of the Box Software, an easy OS installer for beginners.
  • OctoPi - Distribution for 3d printers.
  • OpenELEC - Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center, a very lightweight Kodi build.
  • OpenHABian - A preconfigured version of the OpenHAB home automation software. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • OpenMediaVault - OpenMediaVault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux containing services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. Supports Raspberry Pi 3
  • OpenWRT - OpenWrt is described as a Linux distribution for embedded devices for network management.
  • OSMC - Open Source Media Centre, based on Kodi.
  • PiDeck - Small form factor DVS system allowing you to control digital music files with timecode vinyl.
  • PiNet - System to manage Raspberry Pi classrooms.
  • PirateBox - Anonymous offline mobile file-sharing and communications system.
  • Raspbian - The official supported Raspberry Pi OS, based on Debian and available as a lite version.
  • RasPlex - Plex client for the Raspberry Pi.
  • Recalbox - Drag & drop light-weight retro-gaming and media center on the Raspberry Pi.
  • RetroPie - Retro-gaming on the Raspberry Pi.
  • Risc OS - Non-Linux OS originated from the group that developed the ARM microprocessor.
  • Rocket Show - Play synced backing tracks, videos and DMX light-sequences live on stage. Supports Raspberry Pi 3
  • RuneAudio - Free and open source OS that turns embedded hardware into Hi-Fi music players.
  • SamplerBox - Drop’n’play sampler: drop .WAV samples on the SD card, and play!
  • SARPi - Stands for the Slackware ARM on Raspberry Pi.
  • Snappy Ubuntu Core - Official (minimal) Ubuntu distribution for IoT. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • TrueOS - FreeBSD-based thin client solution. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • Ubuntu MATE - Ubuntu distribution for the Raspberry Pi based on MATE desktop. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • Ubuntu Server - Ubuntu Server distribution for the Raspberry Pi. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+ Supports Raspberry Pi 3
  • Volumio - Headless audiophile music player, designed to play music with the highest possible fidelity.
  • Windows 10 IoT Core - Windows 10 distribution for IoT. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+


  • Alpha - Remotely load, debug and test bare-metal programs using GDB with this system-level GDB server.
  • ApplePi Bakery - macOS application to easily install/backup/restore images onto an SD card.
  • CusDeb - Web UI for creating custom images with specific packages installed.
  • balenaEtcher - SD card burner app that is simple for end users, extensible for developers, and works on any platform.
  • HealthyPi - HAT which includes vital health monitoring like ECG, respiration, pulse oximetry and optional blood pressure & body temperature sensing. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • iotwifi - Wifi AP + Client management in 8MB Docker Container, with REST API for controlling wifi client and station modes simultaneously. Supports Raspberry Pi 3
  • Network Presence Detector - Setup a Pi Zero to scan for devices on a WiFi network and use that to determine who is “home”.
  • OpenVPN-Setup - Shell script to set up Raspberry Pi as an OpenVPN server.
  • Orangetool - Control functions for Single-Board computers in Python.
  • P4wnP1 - P4wnP1 is a highly customizable USB attack platform, based on a low cost Raspberry Pi Zero or Raspberry Pi Zero W (required for HID backdoor). Supports Raspberry Pi Zero
  • pi-gen - Tool used to create the raspberrypi.org Raspbian images. This can be used to create your own custom images with specific packages installed, etc.
  • PiBakery - The blocks based, easy to use setup tool for Raspberry Pi.
  • Pieman - Script for creating custom images based on Raspbian, Devuan, Ubuntu and Alpine Linux.
  • PiShrink - Bash script that automatically shrinks a pi image that will then resize to the max size of the SD card on boot.
  • PoisonTap - Exploits locked/password protected computers over USB, drops persistent WebSocket-based backdoor, exposes internal router, and siphons cookies using Raspberry Pi Zero & Node.js. Supports Raspberry Pi Zero
  • Processing - Processing Development Environment running on Raspberry Pi.
  • Pwnagotchi - Pwnagotchi is an AI based Wi-Fi cracking tool that learns from its surrounding WiFi environment to maximize the crackable WPA key material it captures.
  • RaspAP-webgui - A simple, responsive web interface to control wifi, hostapd and related services on the Raspberry Pi.
  • Raspbian QEMU with network - Simple tool to launch QEMU on Raspbian with the required modifications on the system and kernel. Automatic network access. Handy to create images in your PC.
  • Resin Bridge - Simple application/repo to bridge a Raspberry Pi’s wlan0 interface to devices plugged into it over ethernet (eth0).
  • TorTiPi - Shell script to automate the task of converting Raspberry Pi into a tor based wifi hotspot.
  • WiFi config generator - Simple tool to generate wpa_supplicant.conf files with wifi settings


  • 40-node Raspberry Pi Cluster - Cluster aimed to be under the size of full tower desktop.
  • AdGuard Home - DNS relay station with ad/tracker/other blocking, IP address redirections, and DNS-over-HTTPS.
  • BeeMonitor - Honey beehive monitoring project.
  • Bitcoin Tracker - A Physical Dashboard that displays Bitcoin stats in real time. Supports Raspberry Pi 3 Supports Raspberry Pi Zero
  • Building a Ceph Cluster on Raspberry Pi - Highly redundant and low power usage RADOS home storage solution.
  • Building Timelapse with Resin - Remotely deploying timelapse camera using Docker, Resin, and 3G internet.
  • Chromebook Charger Kiosk - Timed charging station for students using Chromebooks at school.
  • Ceil - Auto-provisioned RPi cluster running K8S on bare-metal. Supports Raspberry Pi 3
  • Circle - A C++ bare metal environment for Raspberry Pi.
  • clockOS - simple smart desktop clock using a Raspberry Pi display.
  • DIY USB Rubber Ducky - Raspberry Pi Zero Rubber Ducky recognized as a USB HID by just about anything with a USB port, thus allowing you to run custom scripts as if it were a keyboard. Supports Raspberry Pi Zero
  • docsis-cable-load-monitor - Tool to monitor downstream load on DOCSIS cable networks.
  • FistBump BLE Edition - WPA Hash Grabbing Bluetooth Peripheral / Android App.
  • FruitNanny - Baby monitor including custom case, server, and client source code. Supports Raspberry Pi 3
  • Garage Door Opener - Garage door opener using the Garage Opener app to control garage door.
  • Gaussmeter - Project utilizing a Raspberry Pi Zero W, WS2812B Leds and the Tesla API to collect and display a Tesla’s status. Supports Raspberry Pi Zero
  • Harry Potter and the real life Daily Prophet - Display mimicking the Daily Prophet from Harry Potter using a 7" Raspberry Pi display.
  • Hearing aid prototoype - A Raspberry Pi powered prototype of a hearing aid. Supports Raspberry Pi 3
  • Jasper - Flexible open source personal assistant.
  • Kubernetes on ARM - Get your ARM device up and running Kubernetes in less than ten minutes.
  • Lightberry - Led lighting solution dedicated for raspberry pi and your TV.
  • Looper/synth/drum thing - Sequencer/Drumpad, like Native Instruments’ Maschine for the Pi.
  • Lumos - Smart Lamp for Better Sleep. Supports Raspberry Pi 3 Supports Raspberry Pi Zero
  • Magic Mirror - The original open source modular smart mirror platform. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • Mini OONTZ - 3D printed mini MIDI controller.
  • Movel - Raspberry Pi car computer.
  • Multi-Datacenter Cassandra on 32 Raspberry Pi’s - Showcase for the always on, fault tolerant nature of Cassandra using a Raspberry Pi cluster board.
  • NALIVATOR-9000 - Robot bartender for making cocktails with Telegram-bot interface and speech synthesis on Golang.
  • Nerves Project - Craft and deploy bulletproof embedded software in Elixir.
  • NTP driven Nixie Clock - Nixie Tube Clock powered by a Raspberry Pi.
  • Occu-Pi - Controller software for the Occu-pi, a totally awesome bathroom door sensor.
  • Pi Image Capturer - Captures images, integrated with the Google IOT Cloud Platform ecosystem.
  • pi_payments - Payment module based on RFID.
  • Pi-hole - Black hole for internet ads.
  • pi-timolo - Remote Headless multi feature PiCamera Operation from Rclone Remote Storage Service and More.
  • Pi4j Project - Java I/O library the Raspberry Pi.
  • PiAware - Live flight tracking using a Raspberry Pi.
  • PiClock - Fancy Clock built around a monitor and a Raspberry Pi.
  • PiE-Ink - E-ink nametag display running on a Pi Zero. Supports Raspberry Pi Zero
  • PiFanTuner - CPU-fan-tuner daemon, just enables your fan as necessary. Supports Raspberry Pi 3
  • PiFmRds - FM-RDS transmitter using a Raspberry Pi.
  • PiScan - Makeshift Amazon Dash orders using a Raspberry PI + EAN scanner.
  • Planning lunch with a Slackbot on resin.io - Node.js Slackbot (lunchbot), hosted on Resin.
  • Power Sniffing Strip - Enclosure in a power strip, sniffing network data.
  • Project MyHouse - Smart Doll House with Gesture Recognition, using Raspberry Pi 3 or Pi Zero and PSMove motion controller.
  • Raspberry Pi Erlang Cluster - Erlang cluster on a Raspberry Pi 2.
  • Raspberry PI Hadoop Cluster - Big Data cluster running on the Raspberry Pi.
  • RaspiBlitz - Fastest and cheapest way to get your own Lightning Node running.
  • RaspiBolt - Beginner’s Guide to :zap:Lightning:zap: on a Raspberry Pi.
  • RPi Motor Library - Python 3 library to connect various motors & servos to the Pi.
  • RPI tempmon - CPU GPU temperature monitor with various functions such as LED GPIO, Graph output, email, alarm limit, notifications and logging.
  • SecPi - Raspberry Pi based home alarm system.
  • Skate-o-Meter - Skateboard odometer and speedometer with RFID user system.
  • SkyJack - Take over and allow full control over any Parrot AR Drone within wireless distance.
  • Smart Mirror - Voice controlled smart mirror with IoT integration. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • Smart Security Camera - Using OpenCV, Twilio and a WebCam/picam.
  • Sonic Pi - The Live Coding Music Synth for Everyone.
  • Sonus - Node.js voice control for your Pi (and everything else) with customizable offline hotword detection.
  • speed-camera - Object Motion Tracking uses python, openCV, USB Cam or picamera module to record speed data.
  • Stratux - Open source ADS-B receiver which feeds weather, traffic, GPS, and AHRS data to electronic flight bag software via wifi.
  • StreamPi - A robust alternative to the Elgato Stream Deck, that can launch apps, scripts, websites and control applications like OBS.
  • TeslaCam - Project utilizing a Raspberry Pi Zero W for USB Mass storage emulation and a PiJuice to collect and archive TeslaCam video. Supports Raspberry Pi Zero
  • Vinyl Shelf Finder - Uses a tilt & pan laser to find a record in a record collection.
  • Voice Kit - AIY Voice Kit from Google, to build a standalone voice recognition system using the Google Assistant, or add voice recognition and natural language processing to your Raspberry Pi-based projects.
  • Waves - Transforming the transience of the spoken word into something concrete and physical through a microphone, waveform and thermal printer.
  • Whispering Mirror - Interactive soundart installation using the Hifiberry DAC.
  • Wordpress using Docker - Run a Wordpress site in containers with dynamic DNS.
  • Zelda Home Automation - Home automation based on sound recognition from notes played on an ocarina.


Useful Apps

  • AndFTP - Alternative FTP client app. Android
  • Home Remote Control - Control mouse/keyboard, volume, manage download/upload files, custom commands, terminal, execute tasks in future, control media. Android
  • Kore Remote - Official remote to control Kodi. Android
  • RasPi Check - To check Pi stats - frequency, temperature, volts and more system information (free memory, runtime, disk status). You can also restart or halt your Raspberry Pi and send custom commands. Android
  • Raspicast - Cast YouTube videos, media content from your android device, Play local media files, Play streams from playlists (m3u, pls) on your Raspberry Pi. Android
  • Screen Stream Mirroring - To stream your phone screen directly to Pi. Android
  • Termius - One of the cleanest SSH Client for Pi. Android, iOS
  • Tubio - Cast web videos directly to Pi. Android
  • Turbo FTP - A good FTP client app for accessing files on raspberry. Android
  • VNC Viewer - To remotely control Raspberry Pi desktop. Android



Swift programming

  • BuildSwiftOnARM - All you need to build Swift on a RaspberryPi or other ARM boards, updated to Swift 4.1.3.
  • Compile Swift for Raspberry Pi by Xcode - Quick tutorial to share the way to help setup compiling Raspberry Pi code with Xcode.
  • Setup Swift environment on Raspbian - Quick guide to help setup Swift environment on Raspbian Strech (lite).
  • SwiftyGPIO - Swift library for hardware projects on Linux/ARM boards with support for GPIOs/SPI/I2C/PWM/UART/1Wire.
  • Swish - Build Swift Projects on a remote machine within Xcode.


314 (or so) Awesome Raspberry Pi Resources

Here’s a huge list of Raspberry Pi resources I put together for Pi Day - interesting people to follow, material to read, projects to try out. You’ve no excuse for not learning the Pi now!

List of projects with raspberry pi


  1. Raspberry Pi User Guide by the creator Eben Upton
  2. Adventures in Raspberry Pi by Carrie Anne Philbin

Another Awesome Raspberry Pi If Anything Missing Above

NOTE: Almost everything in the above list that you need to go through learning & becoming pro, Books, tuts, tools, projects, learning, beginners, advanced, and much much more!



I’m speechless :raised_hands:


This goes into the bookmarks :cowboy_hat_face:


ohh boyy
you wrote the best ever article on raspiberry pi… . thanx alot for your great effort


Awesome thanks @SaM.


Great!!! Thanks a ton!

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HOLY S#!T @SaM! You’re a legend! I’ve recently purchased a couple of units about three months or so ago, basically on a shelf with its box collecting dust, and I stumbled on THIS! I’ve been wanting to have a portable pocket pc to go with me through my travels, and another to, uh, do something else?? This info will be very useful! bookmarked!

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very useful content, thanks much

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