15 Great Raspberry pi Zero W & Raspberry pi Zero projects

Raspberry pi Zero and Zero W are the two most popular picks among various SOCs (System on Chip) in the family of Raspberry pi. Their low cost and small size make them preferable for different applications. Even today, both Zero and Zero W are still as good as a new SOC to develop various project ideas. So, in this article, we will discuss 15 New Raspberry pi Zero projects that will give you a boost to your creativity.

Let us start our discussion on the Raspberry pi zero projects with a creative Sunrise lamp.

Raspberry pi Sunrise lamp

Sunrise lamp using a Raspberry pi Zero
Sunrise lamp using a Raspberry pi Zero

It’s a table lamp that glows according to the sun’s brightness. Yes, you heard it right. This table lamp uses a Neopixel ring LED, surrounded by a sphere of origami. A Raspberry pi Zero increases the Neopixel’s brightness according to the sun’s light. So, when it is fully dark outside, the lamp remains off. As the dawn breaks, it starts to turn ON by slowly increasing the LED’s brightness. The LED glows with full intensity when the sun comes above the horizon, indicating that it’s time to wake up.

**To know more about the above project, click on the link below:

Raspberry pi Sunrise lamp

Face-changing projection mask

Face changing mask using Raspberry pi Zero
Face-changing mask using Raspberry pi Zero

Won’t it be cool if you could look like the person you admire the most? So, here we are to help you with that. This Raspberry pi Zero W project allows you to project the face of your desirable person on a mask that you can wear on your face. Whether it be a celebrity, a fictional character, or any animation, this mask quickly projects anything to change your appearance.

**To know more about the above project, click on the link below:

Face-changing projection mask

Automa-beat

A musical orchestra using waste parts
A musical orchestra using waste parts

If you think that an empty wine bottle, used containers, bottle caps, and some wooden sticks are a bunch of waste, then you must think again. Because with some creativity, you can turn this waste into something useful. Automa-beat is a musical orchestra built using these waste parts. Each part used in creating the orchestra has its significance in creating a beautiful melody. So, when they all perform together, it becomes a masterpiece.

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Automa-beat

Best friend lights

Raspberry pi Zero projects: DIY Best friends lights
DIY Best friends lights

Do you miss your best friend quite often? And want to ping them anytime for no reason? Then among the all Raspberry pi Zero projects, this one is for you. This project requires two lamp lights, one at your house and the other one at your friend’s house. So, as you flip a switch to change the light color of your lamp, the same color appears on the second lamp at your friend’s house, indicating that you are missing them.

In response, your friend can also flip a switch to change the color of the lamps again, showing that they have received your message and they miss you too. Isn’t it the best way to ping them? What do you think?

**To know more about the above project, click on the link below:

Best friends lights

Cassette Pi IoT scroller

A Cassette pi IoT scroller
A Cassette pi IoT scroller

Nowadays, finding a cassette player in perfect running condition is a bit difficult. So, what can you do with all the cassettes that you have in your store? Instead of throwing them, you can make them an IoT device. Wait, is it possible? Yes, with this Raspberry pi Zero W project, you can turn a Cassette into an IoT device that can display weather or any App notifications on a small LED screen.

**To know more about the above project, click on the link below:

Cassette Pi IoT scroller

Automated Gardner

Raspberry pi Zero projects: Automated gardening system
Automated gardening system

Do you often forget to water your plants? Maybe due to your busy schedule, you miss this out. But, this will not happen anymore. It’s because we have a unique Raspberry pi Zero project for you that always remembers to water your plants right on time. The setup also has a 5 volt LED that toggles in different modes with the flip of a switch. The clamps have an adjustable feature so that you can connect this setup to plants of any size.

**To know more about the above project, click on the link below:

Automated Gardner

minty-Pi

minty-Pi using Raspberry pi Zero
minty-Pi using Raspberry pi Zero

So, what is minty-Pi? It is a DIY Raspberry pi Zero-based retro gaming project built inside an Altoids mint tin. Charging the minty-Pi requires a USB Type-C cable. Once fully charged, the device lets you play your favorite games like Mario, Contra, and more for up to 5 hours. With the connectivity of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, you can easily take your simple gaming board to the next level. So, in a nutshell, minty-Pi is the solution to your boredom.

**To know more about the above project, click on the link below:

minty-Pi

Raspberry pi Zero W tank

Raspberry pi Zero projects: Automated Robot tank
Automated Robot tank

So whether you are a student or a grown-up individual, by seeing this Raspberry pi Zero W-based robot tank, you will be tempted to take its control on your hands. Either it is the build quality, speed, or torque-related performance, all are top-notch. This robot tank can run on rough terrains with an adjustable speed variation ranging from 25-100% of full speed. It can also take sharp turns without any hassle.

**To know more about the above project, click on the link below:

Raspberry pi tank

Wi-Fi security camera

A Wi-Fi security camera
A Wi-Fi security camera

Numerous advanced technologies are available in the market to protect your house from thieves and intruders. But what’s the most basic among them? A security camera. So, follow this simple project to know how you can build one using a Raspberry pi Zero W. On setting up the camera, you can access the captured feed on the desktop or mobile phone. So, you always have the security update at your fingertips.

**To know more about the above project, click on the link below:

Wi-Fi security camera

YouTube Subscriber Counter

A YouTube subscriber counter
A YouTube subscriber counter

If you have a YouTube channel, you must know the importance of keeping track of your subscribers. But, sometimes, it becomes hectic to open the Youtube analytics and check out the real-time subscribers. Right? So, here we have a simple solution. Follow this Raspberry pi Zero W project to create a Youtube Subscriber counter that you can put in front of your working table and check the real-time subscriber growth without opening the analytics.

**To know more about the above project, click on the link below:

Youtube subscriber counter

Inspirational messenger

Raspberry pi zero projects: An inspirational messenger
An inspirational messenger

Just one good positive quote in the morning can make our whole day. So, if you want some random positive thoughts every morning to start your day with a bang, follow this Raspberry pi Zero W project. Although the project is easy to follow up, it still holds a position in our Raspberry pi Zero projects list. It just takes a tiny place on your workbench yet gives an appealing look to it. And at the top of that, it always lifts your spirits.

**To know more about the above project, click on the link below:

Inspirational messenger

Cryptocurrency hardware wallet

Cryptocurrency hardware wallet
Cryptocurrency hardware wallet

With cryptocurrency getting popular, having some Raspberry pi projects based on crypto is obvious. But do you want to learn how to build and set up a hardware wallet to keep your crypto safe? This project guides you with the easiest way to make a hardware wallet using a Raspberry pi Zero and store crypto. You can also transact crypto coins easily with your friends and family members.

**To know more about the above project, click on the link below:

Cryptocurrency hardware wallet

Twin tesla coils

Twin tesla coils using Raspberry pi Zero
Twin tesla coils using Raspberry pi Zero

Tesla coils have always been everyone’s favorite right from the starting. Seeing the Tesla coil working and emitting spark always fascinates us. But have you ever seen them involved with some Raspberry pi Zero projects? If not, then these two Tesla coils used in this project operate with a Raspberry pi Zero. The coils are capable of emitting 600mm lightning sparks into the air. With some music, the sparks in the air look fabulous.

**To know more about the above project, click on the link below:

Twin tesla coils

Coffee Notification system

Coffee notification system
Coffee notification system

While working for long hours, it becomes necessary to drink a cup of coffee to remain productive. But, when you are already busy, taking the time to make a cup of coffee seems not an efficient idea. So, what can you do? Well, you could use this coffee notification system. It makes a perfect cup of coffee on its own and notifies you when it completes it. So, when the coffee gets ready, you will receive a message on your phone saying that the coffee is ready to collect. So, grab it, take a sip, and carry on with your work without wasting any time.

**To know more about the above project, click on the link below:

Coffee notification system

Solar-powered Crypto miner

A Solar-powered crypto miner
A Solar-powered crypto miner

So, the above crypto-based project was just a hardware wallet. What if you could build a crypto-miner using a Raspberry pi Zero W? Sounds interesting, Right? Moreover, the project runs on a 18650 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery which gets charged using a small 5W solar panel. On a full charge, the miner can run for a maximum of 8 hours.

**To know more about the above project, click on the link below:

solar-powered crypto miner

If you wish to see a compilation video of the above 15 Raspberry pi Zero projects, click on the link below:

Top 15 Raspberry pi Zero projects

So, after going through these Raspberry pi zero projects, you might have also learned something new and must have found some inspiration to make something on your own. If you also have some similar crazy ideas in your mind, do share them with the world.

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