The following projects are a trifle less lofty, not so much lowering the bar, as dropping it into the Mariana Trench. Here are perhaps the silliest Pi-powered creations around, projects with less 'wow' and a lot more 'why?', starting with one for tea lovers.
If your cupboards are cluttered with CD drives from long-deceased PCs, why not put them to work making the perfect cuppa.
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