Many of us have heard of the Raspberry Pi in the past. It may sound like a food but is anything but. It is a great tool for folks who want to try exciting electronics projects. This infographic from WhoIsHostingThis shows you how to get started with it:
A Raspberry Pi VPN server is a cost effective and secure way to have access to your home network when you're on the move. It's pretty easy to get setup and very reliable.