Star Trek-like Functional Tricorder Built with Raspberry Pi – Video

The tricorder is loaded with a lot of useful sensors

 
The Raspberry Pi has proven to be an amazing device, but some users have taken it to whole new levels.

The Raspberry Pi has proven to be an amazing device, but some users have taken it to whole new levels.

Recantha, a known developer in the Raspberry Pi community, has managed to use the mini PC in an entirely unique way. He himself built a working tricorder, inspired by the devices in Start Trek.

He used some sensors, two for temperature and one each for magnetism and distance, a simple LCD display, switches, a light-resistant resistor, a thermistor and an Arduino Leonardo clone. All of these were enclosed in a Lego case. A camera might be added later.

Raspberry Pi relies on an ARM processor with a clock speed of 700 MHz, 512 MB of RAM, an SD card slot and a 5V Micro USB connector that supplies the power. It also features RCA and HDMI ports.

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