Here's a list of things I am currently doing with a Raspberry Pi:
Yup, that'd be nothing
The A+ is still happily running the dice clock, but other than routine system updates nothing's changed since I wrote that code at the start of the year.
The original model B has been all but relegated to paperweight. I'm not even sure when I last booted it, so the operating system must be quite out of date by now. It's not compatible with HATs, and I still haven't had any genius ideas for it. Sorry little pi.
As an early christmas present to myself, I've bought a second Raspberry Pi and a UnicornHat to play with (as my original model B doesn't have enough pins). I went for an A+, and couldn't possibly comment on rumours that this was simply due to the coupé case being purple...
Anyway, what can you display on an 8x8 grid? Lots of stuff. How about a snowman:
Or a christmas tree with flashing lights, which sat on the dinner table and then mantelpiece, and happily ran for many hours off dad's portable power bank. Technology is great!
I am still failing to think up an exciting project for my Raspberry Pi.
Previously it was running raspbmc, though I can't remember when I last switched it on. But that has now died a horrible death - partly because my homeplugs broke (top tip: don't buy Zyxel powerline adapters), but mostly because apparently you aren't supposed to upgrade it by typing 'apt-get upgrade'. Something I only found out after I'd done it and b0rked some important packages. Including ifupdown. oops. Time for a fresh install of Raspian (and at some point I'll buy a wifi adapter)