I bought the new Raspberry Pi Zero W along with the official Raspberry Pi Zero case. It’s really nice not having to worry about a wireless adapter. The addition brings my Pi family up to 7, which of course means it’s time for the letter G. Not a lot of pies starting with G. I ended up going with grasshopper pie, which is based off the popular drink and happens to be the first drink I ever made with my Mom. We always used to make the ice cream variation during the holidays, which is effectively a mint milkshake.

My Growing Pi Family

I bought my first Raspberry Pi, when the Zero came out, barely a year ago. Last month I picked up a Pi 3 Model B. Over the last few weeks I’ve added 3 more Pis!

Included the $20 for scale.

With the first three, my host naming lacked imagination. I called them pizero, pi3b, and pizero2. Boring! I decided to start naming them alphabetically, after actual types of pie. As pictured above (left to right) the host names and what I’m doing are:

  • apple: always up on my network, running Pi-hole (awesome!), Homebridge, and Home Assistant (which I still need to configure).
  • boston-cream: runs Pi AD2.
  • cherry: for experimenting and prototyping, but I have a project in the pipeline.
  • derby: the same as cherry.
  • elderberry: not sure what to do with this one yet. Maybe a RetroPie machine.

The name will not be raspberry if I get to the letter R.

If you have any neat uses for a Raspberry Pi, let me know.