Solar power pack Given the Raspberry Pi is so small, one of its key advantages is mobility. Should you go walkabouts the tiny device can harness the power of the sun thanks to a kit that hooks it up to a solar panel. Picture: CNET UK
Giant mural maker By attaching the Raspberry Pi to a moving drone, colour photographs can be turned into huge black-and-white murals. While the secrets behind the program are yet to be released, bespoke etches can be ordered for around £125. Picture: Black Stripes
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