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10 fascinating Raspberry Pi 2 projects

22 May 2015  | Cabe Atwell

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Editor's Note: Cabe Atwell shares in this article some of the interesting and unusual projects created using RPi 2, the latest single board computer offered by Raspberry Pi Foundation.

Hot off the heels of the successful model B+ comes Raspberry Pi Foundation's newest board the RPi 2 and while the B+ is still going strong with a never ending flow of new projects, the RPi 2 is starting to gain traction. It's with that notion that we take a look at some of the more interesting and unusual projects that the new board has spawned and perhaps a view of what the future holds.

First on our list was designed by yours truly (Cabe) and features the RPi 2 housed in a one-of-a-kind spherical case that allows the board to roll freely in its environment. Along with the Pi 2, the case houses an accelerometer along with a USB transceiver, Wi-Fi adapter and a Nyrius AERIES 1080p transmitter that allows the Pi Ball to connect wirelessly to just about anything. As it stands in its current configuration, it can be used for motion tracking, drawing in 3D space and automated 'bounce counting' (perhaps bowling too?), however it's only limited by your imagination.

Pi Ball

Pi Ball

The Pi Ball is no Poke Ball but rather a spherical case outfitted with the RPi 2 and sensors allowing it to interact with physical space. (Source:

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