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1970 Flirt Pi Internet Radio (October 2019)

A beautiful transistor radio from 1970, faithfully converted into an internet radio re-using all of the original control buttons.

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1980s Joystick USB Conversion (September 2019)

An original Cheetah 125 joystick from the 1980s, transformed into a practical controller for RetroPie

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1963 Pi Tourer Game Console (August 2019)

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A 1963 Sky Tourer car radio converted into a portable RetroPie console

2nd Prize, Instructables Games Contest 2019

Featured in Issue 23

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1970s E-Ink YouTube Counter (July 2019)

An E-Ink display set in an iconic 1970s clock, displaying channel statistics from YouTube.

2nd Prize, IoT Challenge 2019

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1986 Ping Video Doorbell (April 2019)

A 1986 Intercom, upgraded to make video calls using Google Duo when the doorbell is pressed.

HackSpace Magazine
Featured in Issue 20
Featured in Issue 83

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Rotary Tuning with the Pi TV HAT (November 2018)

Using the Raspberry Pi TV HAT to stream freeview to a converted portable TV, changing channels with the original rotary dial

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Retro-Fit a Google Home Mini (October 2018)

Wall-mounting a Google Home Mini in a stylish vintage cassette player.

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Casio Pi CCTV Monitor (October 2018)

A pocket TV from the 80s, upgraded with a Raspberry Pi Zero to play video streams from a CCTV camera.

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1975 Hitachi Pi Info-TV (December 2017)

A portable TV from the 1980s, playing video streams and displaying dashboard information & web pages using a Raspberry Pi.

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1930s Kodak Pi Notification Lamp (October 2017)

A vintage slide viewer, converted into an IoT device displaying colour notifications.

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1986 Google Pi Intercom (July 2017)

A 1980s intercom given new purpose as a Google Assistant using the AIY projects kit for Raspberry Pi.

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Pi Zero Talking Radio (October 2016)

An old radio converted into an IoT device, using text-to-speech to read out a range of notifications, with glowing multi-colour dial

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Raspberry Pi Batinator (July 2016)

A battery drill and a Pi NoIr camera combined to make a handheld device for capturing footage of bats in total darkness.

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Rabbit Pi (June 2016)

An early Nabaztag IoT device, converted with a Raspberry Pi to accept spoken Alexa instructions and capture images, with ear-wiggling and LED feedback.

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1970s Neon Infinity Television (April 2016)

A 1970s TV with infinity effect, using a one-way mirror and neon display, controlled with the tuning dial.

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1970s Raspberry Pi AlexaPhone (April 2016)

A trimphone that uses the Amazon Alexa service to respond to voice commands and questions.

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1979 Bang & Olufsen Pi Internet Radio (June 2015)

An iconic 1970s cassette deck, converted into an internet radio using the original buttons and sliders to control station selection and volume.

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1981 Raspberry Pi VCR Media Centre (January 2015)

A rare vertical VCR, upgraded with a Raspberry Pi running OSMC (Kodi), a pop-out USB hub in the tape and a built-in 15″ HD display on the rear

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Retro-Future TV Conversion (August 2014)

An early TV conversion, making a 1980s portable into a wall-mounted PC monitor.

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Google Voice Search-O-Matic (June 2014)

In the days before digital assistants, a converted intercom phone and AutoHotKey scripts perform Google voice searches on a laptop.

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Russian TV Digital Photo Frame (June 2014)

A sweet little portable TV, showing  a slideshow of TV channel idents and pages from Ceefax on a digital photo frame

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1970s TV Monitor Conversion (June 2014)

Basic conversion of a 1970s TV into a PC monitor – still in daily use in 2019.

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Vintage Radio Android PC (June 2014)

In the days before Raspberry Pi took hold there was the APC (Android PC) single board computer. It was a bit rubbish but made a nice practical conversion for this vintage radio.

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Transistor Radio LED Torch (July 2013)

A lovely little transistor radio, converted into a torch with the on/off controlled by the original volume dial.

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EL Wire Cassette Tape Pendant (March 2013)

My first documented project, replacing the tape in a cassette with glowing electroluminescent wire. Still working in 2019.

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