Using my Raspberry Pi as a Desktop Computer
Last year I acquired a Raspberry Pi computer board and kit for a DIY project I was inspired to embark on. While technically the project was a success, the long term use for the project did not pan out. So I found myself with the hardware sitting idle with nothing going for it.
Meanwhile, I’ve been having some space issues in my desk area. As in, I’m a low-key hoarder and can’t be bothered to get rid of anything. My primary computer is a 17″ laptop that doesn’t fit well on the desk area and blocks a portion of the external 30″ flat screen TV I use as a monitor.
[I’m kind of a wide screen nut. My secondary computer is a 30″ HP All-in-One Touchscreen running Ubuntu 18.04]
So I got this idea that I would pack up the laptop (I got a new laptop bag that makes this handy and comfortable) and make some room on my desk.
Turns out this has not been that bad of an idea. Since I mainly use the monitor for my PS4, I only get around to PC desktop use to check email and browse social media. Gods know I don’t need a full sized laptop to do that. And if I need to do anything that requires heavier lifting I can turn to my left and hit up a beefier unit.
In fact, I’m actually using the Pi right now to make this post. Will see if this new use holds. I also have an idea to make this my On The Go PC with a USB monitor I got a couple of Christmases ago.
Do you have a Raspberry Pi computer? What do you use yours for? Leave a message in the comments!