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Five Things You Can Do With the New Raspberry Pi

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The Raspberry Pi is here at last —now what can you do with it? Here is our pick of the project ideas that you can try with your Pi.

Note that not all of these are going to work straight of the bat. The Raspberry Pi is brand new and will require some fiddling to get working properly. Give it a week or so however, and we reckon there will be several pre-packaged installers available for you to use if you lack the skills or time to try these yourself.

Make a Media Center

The Raspberry Pi may only be tiny, but it has enough graphical oomph to play HD video. Add some USB storage or a network share and you can run a full blown media center app, as this demo of the free XBMC media center running on an early test model clearly shows.

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