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A curated list of awesome Raspberry Pi tools, projects, images and resources

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The Raspberry Pi is a series of credit card-sized single-board computers developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools and developing countries. Official Link: Raspberry Pi Homepage

This list is a collection of tools, projects, images and resources conforming to the Awesome Manifesto

Contributions very welcome but first see Contributing


OS Images

  • Raspbian - The official supported Raspberry Pi OS, based on Debian and available as a lite version.
  • NOOBS - New Out Of the Box Software, an easy OS installer for beginners.
  • Ubuntu MATE - Ubuntu distribution for the Raspberry Pi based on MATE desktop. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • Snappy Ubuntu Core - Official (minimal) Ubuntu distribution for IoT. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • Windows 10 IoT Core - Windows 10 distribution for IoT. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • OSMC - Open Source Media Centre, based on Kodi.
  • PiNet - System to manage Raspberry Pi classrooms.
  • Risc OS - Non-Linux OS originated from the group that developed the ARM microprocessor.
  • RuneAudio - Free and open source OS that turns embedded hardware into Hi-Fi music players.
  • OpenELEC - Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center, a very lightweight Kodi build.
  • HypriotOS - Minimal Debian-based operating system, optimized to run Docker.
  • Kali Linux - Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking Linux distro for ARM devices.
  • RetroPie - Retro-gaming on the Raspberry Pi.
  • Alpine Linux - Security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox.
  • Arch Linux ARM - Lightweight and flexible Linux distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.
  • Volumio - Headless audiophile music player, designed to play music with the highest possible fidelity.
  • Recalbox - Drag & drop light-weight retro-gaming and media center on the Raspberry Pi.
  • Lakka - Retro-gaming on the Raspberry Pi built entirely on RetroArch.
  • RasPlex - Plex client for the Raspberry Pi.
  • chilipie-kiosk - Image which boots directly into full-screen Chrome, perfect for dashboards and build monitors. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • DietPi - Mimimal image designed to fit on a 2GB SD card, with tons of configurable settings and scripts.
  • CentOS - CentOS on the Raspberry Pi. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • Minibian - Minimal Raspbian (lighter than Jessie Lite).
  • BerryBoot - Bootloader/universal OS installer, with support to VNC and HDMI-CEC.
  • PirateBox - Anonymous offline mobile file-sharing and communications system.
  • OctoPi - Distribution for 3d printers.
  • Kano OS - Open-source OS for exploration, creation, and play – free for Raspberry Pi and the new Pi 3.
  • resinOS - open source OS to run Docker containers on embedded devices that's been designed for reliability and proven in production.
  • Fedora - Linux Fedora distribution built for the Pi. Supports Raspberry Pi 2+
  • motionEyeOS - Linux distribution that turns a single-board computer into a video surveillance system.
  • NextCloudPi - Nextcloud ready image based on Raspbian. Features Nextcloud 11 running on Raspbian 8, with PHP 7 and HTTP2 enabled Apache server.
  • PiDeck - Small form factor DVS system allowing you to control digital music files with timecode vinyl.
  • OpenWRT - OpenWrt is described as a Linux distribution for embedded devices for network management.


  • PiBakery - The blocks based, easy to use setup tool for Raspberry Pi.
  • ApplePi Bakery - macOS application to easily install/backup/restore images onto an SD card.
  • Etcher - SD card burner app that is simple for end users, extensible for developers, and works on any platform.
  • PiShrink - Bash script that automatically shrinks a pi image that will then resize to the max size of the SD card on boot.
  • OpenVPN-Setup - Shell script to set up Raspberry Pi as an OpenVPN server.
  • pi-gen - Tool used to create the Raspbian images. This can be used to create your own custom images with specific packages installed, etc.
  • PiVPN - Simple, Flexible, and Managable single line install of OpenVPN Server for your Raspberry Pi.
  • Network Presence Detector - Setup a Pi Zero to scan for devices on a WiFi network and use that to determine who is "home".
  • Resin Bridge - Simple application/repo to bridge a Raspberry Pi's wlan0 interface to devices plugged into it over ethernet (eth0).
  • WiFi config generator - Simple tool to generate wpa_supplicant.conf files with wifi settings
  • Raspbian QEMU with network - Simple tool to launch QEMU on Raspbian with the required modifications on the system and kernel. Automatic network access. Handy to create images in your PC.
  • RaspAP-webgui - A simple, responsive web interface to control wifi, hostapd and related services on the Raspberry Pi.







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