The top 10 projects to try out with your Raspberry Pi 3

9. Wirelessly control your hi-fi

The Pi can also offer a cost effective way to pipe your music collection to your stereo.

Install RuneAudio on the Pi and you can stream music from local or remote drives to your hi-fi, easily search and organise your music library, as well as listening to tracks using your smartphone, tablet or via the browser.

Setting it up is relatively straightforward - just follow this walkthrough, though it's worth bearing in mind that a few compatibility issues are being worked out with the Pi 3 and some audio equipment.

Image: Rune Audio

By Nick Heath

Nick Heath is a computer science student and was formerly a journalist at TechRepublic and ZDNet.