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The Raspberry Pi is becoming more popular with UK makers as nearly half of Brits plan to use it for an electronics project, with 87 percent having already used it to make a smart home device.
DIY smart home tech
There is a clear upward trend towards home-made smart technology as the use of these devices become increasingly popular for day to day life. The expanding capabilities of mini-PCs like Raspberry Pi are a key factor of this rise in popularity, with 24 percent of Brits planning to make their own smart home device, such as smart lighting, thermostats or alarms, using a Raspberry Pi board. The most popular DIY smart gadgets are security alarms – 26 percent have made their own versions, followed by smart lighting or heating (24 percent).
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Speaking as a Brit, and someone who is a Raspberry Pi enthusiast, this statistic simply can not be true. I very much doubt that half the population of Britain is technically capable of building their own smart home system. Are you sure this hasn’t been mis-quoted? Maybe it’s nearly half of all British people who have purchased a raspberry pi plan to use it for smart home projects.