Smart doorbell: See who’s ringing
Internet-connected doorbells are quite popular these days. Instead of buying an expensive system, build your own, better one.
Rosie IoT Brick: Outdoor IoT
Allow friends and family to remotely track your marathon running with Rosie IoT Brick. It can also act as a GPS for the runner if required.
PiRoomba: Robot vacuum enhanced
The Roomba vacuum cleaner is fantastic. Using a Raspberry Pi, though, you can supercharge it like Tim ‘The Toolman’ Taylor. See PiRoomba.
Sleepbuddy: Robot babysitter
A social robot that can help looking after a child. It’s not a full-on Jetsons maid, but Sleepbuddy will help when you’re trying to enjoy some telly.
Furlexa. Nineties throwback assistant
However you feel about Furbies, we’re sure you’ll definitely have stronger opinions about Furlexa, a smart Furby that can answer your questions. Put down the pitchforks.
Smart home bulb: Clap on
Controlling your lights via the internet has never been easier, thanks to loads of companies now making smart bulbs you can hack.
MudPi: Automated gardening
Automated gardening is in vogue, and what better way than growing your own delicious vegetables (climate allowing) in your own garden with help from robots? Check out MudPi.
Raspberry Pi AI Teasmade: Wake up to a brew
Looking less like a classic teasmade and more like a Rube Goldberg machine, this AI Teasmade contraption will nevertheless make you a cuppa – possibly while playing Powerhouse.
Magic mirror: Smart casual
A now popular Raspberry Pi project, smart/magic mirrors are an amazing way to make sure you’re ready for the morning.
Time and weather
A classic use of IoT is the weather. Turn a Raspberry Pi into something that powers a lovely PiClock that also displays the weather.