The Best Raspberry Pi Projects of October 2023

Raspberry Pi Projects October 2023

We’ve written about a number of Raspberry Pi Projects in October 2023. So if you missed them, here’s your opportunity to catch up!

A Raspberry Pi Retro Newsfeed

If you’re like me, you might have what a doctor could certifiably diagnose as a news addiction. Well then this project is a way to satisfy that news addiction without the doom-scrolling. Instead, you can have a monitor give you a nice retro feed.

Raspberry Pi Retro Newsfeed
Credit: Jeff Jetton.

All this project calls for is an old monitor, a Raspberry Pi 3B (you could probably do this with a Zero or maybe even a Pico), and a cable to connect the two.

A Linux Handheld Terminal

Struggling to remember Linux shell commands like lscpu or tac? This project will turn you into a Linux master in no time! While it’s a project that requires a lot more time and energy than the Retro Newsfeed, it also pays off tremendously.

Linux Handheld Terminal with a Raspberry Pi Pico
Credit: Balazs.

Not only will you master Linux with your cool new handheld terminal, but you can also get into networking and hacking. And if you put this project together, I can guarantee that you’ll also be a master of hardware projects!

A Blackberry Pi Cyberdeck

If you’re looking for a simpler version of the project above, and one with a camera, then this is the cyberdeck for you! It’s a Blackberry-shaped cyberdeck made with a Raspberry Pi Zero W (although you could use a Zero 2 W, of course).

Blackberry Pi Cyberdeck with a Raspberry Pi Zero
Credit: Zhou Xu.

It’s another fantastic project if you’re looking to play around with programming or networking and you want something handheld and fun.

A Raspberry Pi Pico Air Quality Monitor

Here’s an air quality monitor that gives you important information fast. Best of all, it relies on a Raspberry Pi Pico, so it’s not energy-intensive. On the top, there are LEDs that change colors depending on the air quality.

A Raspberry Pi Pico Air Quality Monitor
Credit: Yakroo.

So if the air quality is good, the LEDs flash blue and if it’s bad, the LEDs flash red. You’ll be able to keep up with the indoor and outdoor air quality at home or in the office!

A Raspberry Pi Fractal Art Frame

This project is perhaps less practical, but far more aesthetically pleasing – it’s a picture frame that creates fractals on e-Paper. By rendering and zooming in on the Mandelbrot set, you’ll bring fractals to life.

Raspberry Pi Zero Picture Frame
Credit: wearemessingup.

It’s made with a Raspberry Pi Zero and a Waveshare e-Paper Display HAT. The code is super easy to get installed on the Zero and from there, it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump until you’ve got dynamic art in your living room.

You can impress all of your mathematically-inclined friends!


So there are our favorite Raspberry Pi projects from October 2023.

If you want to see all of our Paragon Projects, you can click here to see them!

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Do you have a favorite project from October 2023?


  1. Jim on November 4, 2023 at 4:46 pm

    I love the variety of projects! I just built an RPi powered picture frame that eavesdrops on conversations and uses OpenAI to generate relevant pictures.

    • Adam on November 7, 2023 at 4:20 pm

      Oh this looks fantastic, Jim – thanks for sharing!

  2. David on November 5, 2023 at 1:29 am

    Nice list of projects!

    My favourite is still PiCoreplayer for multiroom audio. We have them around the house and couldn’t be more thrilled with the results.

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