The game is coming together, all of the individual components are now built and it’s time to (hopefully) fit them into the TV case.
The case didn’t need too much work, just some holes in the top for the Rabbit Ears and associated cables, along with a big hole to fit the webcam.
At the rear of the case I needed to make sure a USB power cable would fit through for the Pi, and then had the thought to include an HDMI adaptor. This turned out to be a great idea, as it meant that I could theoretically finish the hardware side of the build, but still plug the completed TV into a monitor to fine tune the code.
A short male-to-female HDMI extension (from a 1st gen chromecast) was the ideal fit, exposing the socket through the rear of the case.
This helpfully dictated the placement of the Pi, and with a bit more drilling all of the necessary mounting holes were done.
With the case all ready the next step was to test fit all of the components, and then write some basic code to test the functions.
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