I had bought a miniature organ for 80$ at a flea market a few years back and wasn't able to get it working properly. It is a beautiful piece and I wanted to show it off, all the while turning it into something functional. The concept was to install a set of speakers and a small LCD projector in it; effectively transforming the old lady into a modern multimedia entertainment system. I initially envisioned installing some old computer components; however I quickly realized that space would be an issue, particularly since I wanted to preserve the keyboards for the look. It then occurred to me that my smartphone was more powerful and better connected than the computer I was considering for the transplantation. Those pocket computers have become true entertainment hubs, with practically unlimited access to content and connectivity to my home network. This setup also means that the Pianorgan gets an automatic upgrade each time I get a new phone.
Skip to the final step to see the Pianorgan Vintage Media Hub in action.