Raspberry Pi is a dog's best friend
Dog may be man's best friend, but in this case, Raspberry Pi is easily a dog's best friend forever. Judd's owner took on this project as a learning exercise as well as a chance to do a project centered around his dog. He's using a Raspberry Pi to check an email address. When there's a new message, the machine dispenses a treat and snaps a picture. Judd takes care of the rest.
The code and plans are available on the project page if you would like to make a new best friend for your dog. The new exercise program for your dog that will be required if email traffic is heavy is not included.
This is really cool. I am very impressed by all of these projects. It's wonderful to see that people are doing such innovative and creative things with Raspberry Pi. I especially love the retro phones stereo control, the Atari emulator and, of course, the R2D2 (who doesn't?)
Some nice little tutorials on these pages. The word is books are being written as teaching material on the Raspberry Pi as platform for a variety of subjects, so hopefully we're poised to see it take off in computer science classes.
Thanks for sharing these cool projects. Coming off of our hugely popular Raspberry Pi hands on workshops at DESIGN West 2014, we're already organizing our sessions for next year. These projects inspire me to think outside of the box on what we can provide for attendees to build.