A Steampunked Raspberry Pi




This is an old dream: put a multimedia system in a wood box to have a very new device featuring a very old one I have seen in a photo market in Vienne near Lyon in France (which you know is the country where was first invented photography and cinema YES !)

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Step 1: In the Attic

First I bought a Raspberry PI, then came up at the back of my attic where my "laboratory" is waiting for a new idea. What a mess on this table! Anyway, put the Pi in an old wood box, fix some old 5V regulator, add a small monitor, a USB hub, a WiFi dongle, a USB key full of films, images, mp3 files and install LINUX OPENELEC 4.0 in a couple of minutes. Here we are!

Step 2:

Do not forgot to add a tiny audio amplifier with a very small loudspeaker with an old ear trumpet, and that's it!

You can serve this ready-to-cook medley as a whole dish or as an accompaniment of a new idea, depending on your tastes and desires.

Step 3: Remote?

Of course you can remote !

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    6 Discussions


    3 years ago

    Is this a projector, or do you stare into the glass on the front to watch the movies? This is quite the lovely Rubeberg machine though. Thanks for the 'ible.


    3 years ago

    This is really cool! Where did you source the magnifying glass?

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    Reply 3 years ago

    Bought the magnifying glass in a store in Lyon which is specialized in devices for camping. I had seen this glass and told me oh Yeah that's just what I want for my Steampunked Pi! There were LEDS in it. I put out the LEDS and Battery just to keep the glass


    3 years ago

    Can I honestly say "You're my hero". Yep, I certainly think I can. Lovely use of a PI and steampunk fashion! Bravo Sir well played.


    3 years ago

    really nice looking!