We've recently added the JustBoom range to our warehouse stock. They are a rather nice selection of audio boards catering for all different uses and form-factors. Over on my blog, I've taken a look at the JustBoom AmpHAT and given it a thorough review. You can read the review here.
justthatoneotherdude, building on work from auntie-matter, has created a lovely, wooden jukebox with a Raspberry Pi at the centre. There are 5 knobs controlling playlists and volume and the Pi itself is running the Volumio operating system. There are ‘runner’ LEDs in a groove round the edge for extra blinkiness and you can see a build log of the project here. He’s also uploaded his code (which combines Volumio, Spotify and Dotstar software for the blinkies).
Andrey Chilikin has come up with a way of automating the tea brewing process by pressing into action an old CD/DVD drive and a Raspberry Pi. They use GPIO to trigger the motor on the drive and present a text-based interface for status messages. Here’s the code and schematic should you wish to replicate this brewing sensation!