Raspberry Pi makes your retro analogue camera digital

Reading Time: 3 minutes Befinitiv has built a custom film cartridge, using a Raspberry Pi Zero W, that turned their gorgeous old analogue camera into a digital one, and enabled it to take digital photos, videos, and even wirelessly live stream to the Internet. A quick, simple build video for a smooth-running project The analogue camera they used in…… Continue reading Raspberry Pi makes your retro analogue camera digital

Collection of Raspberry Pi retro tech projects

Reading Time: 5 minutes During lockdown, Stuart (aka JamHamster) wanted to keep busy whilst between jobs, and ended up building a mini empire of rescued retro systems. Cassette tapes, Game Boys, and floppy disks were all among the treasures he reclaimed. Stuart calls this the “shelf of deceit” – where nothing is what it appears to be Cassette tape…… Continue reading Collection of Raspberry Pi retro tech projects

Raspberry Pi transforms old Wurlitzer into modern digital jukebox

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s been a while since we saw a good jukebox retrofit project, so when we saw this old Wurlitzer transformed into a modern, all-in digital jukebox, we had to share it. Maker Marc Engrie’s cousin came across an old Wurlitzer on a local online second-hand store. The seller had imported it from the US and…… Continue reading Raspberry Pi transforms old Wurlitzer into modern digital jukebox

Play your retro console on a modern TV

Reading Time: 3 minutes Want to connect your retro console to your modern TV? The latest issue of Wireframe magazine has the only guide you need, courtesy of My Life in Gaming’s Mark Duddleson. “Get a Raspberry Pi. Done.” It’s probably the most frequently recurring comment we get across all videos on the My Life in Gaming YouTube channel,…… Continue reading Play your retro console on a modern TV

Raspberry Pi turns retro radio into interactive storyteller

Reading Time: 3 minutes 8 Bits and a Byte created this voice-controllable, interactive, storytelling device, hidden inside a 1960s radio for extra aesthetic wonderfulness. A Raspberry Pi 3B works with an AIY HAT, a microphone, and the device’s original speaker to run chatbot and speech-to-text artificial intelligence. This creature is a Bajazzo TS made by Telefunken some time during…… Continue reading Raspberry Pi turns retro radio into interactive storyteller

Give your voice assistant a retro Raspberry Pi makeover

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you feel weird asking the weather or seeking advice from a faceless device? Would you feel better about talking to a classic 1978 2-XL educational robot from Mego Corporation? Matt over at element14 Community, where tons of interesting stuff happens, has got your back. Watch Matt explain how the 2-XL toy robot worked before…… Continue reading Give your voice assistant a retro Raspberry Pi makeover

Raspberry Pi retro player

Reading Time: 2 minutes We found this project at TeCoEd and we loved the combination of an OLED display housed inside a retro Argus slide viewer. It uses a Raspberry Pi 3 with Python and OpenCV to pull out single frames from a video and write them to the display in real time.​ TeCoEd names this creation the Raspberry…… Continue reading Raspberry Pi retro player

Raspberry Pi + Furby = ‘Furlexa’ voice assistant

Reading Time: 3 minutes How can you turn a redundant, furry, slightly annoying tech pet into a useful home assistant? Zach took to howchoo to show you how to combine a Raspberry Pi Zero W with Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service software and a Furby to create Furlexa. Furby was pretty impressive technology, considering that it’s over 20 years old.…… Continue reading Raspberry Pi + Furby = ‘Furlexa’ voice assistant

Atomic TV | The MagPi 97

Reading Time: 4 minutes Nothing on television worth watching? Ryan Cochran’s TV set is just as visually arresting when it’s turned off, as David Crookes reports in the latest issue of the MagPi magazine, out now. Flat-screen televisions, with their increasingly thin bezels, are designed to put the picture front and centre. Go back a few decades, however, and…… Continue reading Atomic TV | The MagPi 97

Go back in time with a Raspberry Pi-powered radio

Reading Time: 2 minutes Take a musical trip down memory lane all the way back to the 1920s. Sick of listening to the same dozen albums on repeat, or feeling stifled by the funnel of near-identical YouTube playlist rabbit holes? If you’re looking to broaden your musical horizons and combine that quest with a vintage-themed Raspberry Pi–powered project, here’s…… Continue reading Go back in time with a Raspberry Pi-powered radio

Listen to World War II radio recordings with a Raspberry Pi Zero

Reading Time: 9 minutes With the 50th anniversary of the D-Day landings very much in the news this year, Adam Clark found himself interested in all things relating to that era. So it wasn’t long before he found himself on the Internet Archive listening to some of the amazing recordings of radio broadcasts from that time. In this month’s HackSpace…… Continue reading Listen to World War II radio recordings with a Raspberry Pi Zero

Retrofit a vintage camera flash with a Raspberry Pi Camera Module

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Wanting to break from the standard practice of updating old analogue cameras with digital technology, Alan Wang decided to retrofit a broken vintage camera flash with a Raspberry Pi Zero W to produce a video-capturing action cam. Raspberry Pi Zero Flash Cam Video Test Full story of this project: https://www.hackster.io/alankrantas/raspberry-pi-zero-flash-cam-359875 By hacking a somewhat gnarly…… Continue reading Retrofit a vintage camera flash with a Raspberry Pi Camera Module

Build your own Raspberry Pi night vision camera

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Raspberry Pi Zero W, Pimoroni HyperPixel screen, and Raspberry Pi IR Camera Module are all you need to build this homemade night vision camera. How to build a night vision camera How to build a night vision camera, video showing the process and problems that I came across when building this camera Raspberry Pi night…… Continue reading Build your own Raspberry Pi night vision camera

Chat to Ada Lovelace via a Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 2 minutes Our friends, 8 Bits and a Byte, have built a Historic Voicebot, allowing users to chat to their favourite historical figures. It’s rather marvellous. The Historic Voicebot Have a chat with your favourite person from the past with the Historic Voicebot! With this interactive installation, you can talk to a historical figure through both chat…… Continue reading Chat to Ada Lovelace via a Raspberry Pi

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