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Retro Raspberry Pi Hands-On Hardware Projects

Video Description

Make old tech do amazing new things with Raspberry Pi, low-cost hardware, and retro objects

About This Video

  • Eight hands-on projects give you the opportunity to practice a skill or better understand a new concept and implement them in a real-life application
  • Step by step videos, complete code for all the projects, and updated software solutions
  • Every section of the course takes you through all the steps needed to finish every project, from parts and modifications to software installation and final assembly

In Detail

The course will teach you how to build Raspberry Pi-based hardware devices that were cluttering up your house into iconic retro tech items. We start by explaining the process for developing your own creations before getting our hands dirty with the included projects.

You will learn to build a fully wireless Amazon Alexa from an old calculator, a Google Assistant from an old stereo microphone, a Spotify player from an 80's radio, a smart mirror from an old TV, an HDMI-powered console from a 90's joystick, and a fully working arcade from an old monitor.

This course assumes you have basic computer knowledge; we walk you step-by-step through videos and supply all the information you need to bring retro applications back to life. If you are interested in exploring the possibilities of hands-on computing with the Raspberry Pi and want to bring old retro applications back to life, this course is for you.

Downloading the example code for this course: You can download the example code files for all Packt video courses you have purchased from your account at http://www.PacktPub.com. If you purchased this course elsewhere, you can visit http://www.PacktPub.com/support and register to have the files e-mailed directly to you.

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 : Fully Wireless Alexa in an Old Calculator
    1. The Course Overview 00:02:44
    2. Parts Needed 00:02:51
    3. Pre-Assembly 00:07:59
    4. Installing Raspbian OS 00:03:57
    5. Setting Up Amazon Developer Account 00:04:35
    6. Install Alexa Pi 00:02:22
    7. Modifying the Case 00:04:18
    8. Final Assembly 00:07:16
  2. Chapter 2 : Turn an Old 8 mm Camera into a Home/Baby Monitor (CCTV)
    1. Parts Needed 00:02:25
    2. Pre-Assembly 00:03:28
    3. Installing MotionEye OS 00:04:25
    4. Modifying the Case 00:04:01
    5. Final Assembly 00:05:13
  3. Chapter 3 : Old Japanese Radio Turned into an Internet Radio Player
    1. Parts Needed 00:02:37
    2. Pre-Assembly 00:05:33
    3. Installing Raspbian Lite 00:02:51
    4. Running the Installer 00:02:30
    5. Modifying the Case 00:03:04
    6. Final Assembly 00:05:23
  4. Chapter 4 : Google Assistant inside a Vintage Speaker
    1. Parts Needed 00:02:26
    2. Installing Raspbian OS 00:03:11
    3. Setting Up the Audio 00:03:13
    4. Installing Google Assistant 00:07:45
    5. Modifying the Case 00:03:35
    6. Final Assembly 00:02:41
  5. Chapter 5 : How to Turn an Old Joystick into a Gaming Console Powered Through HDMI
    1. Parts Needed 00:02:31
    2. Pre-Assembly 00:02:48
    3. Installing the Software 00:04:26
    4. Modifying the Case 00:02:32
    5. Final Assembly 00:03:00
  6. Chapter 6 : Turn an Old Walkman into a Media Center
    1. Parts Needed 00:02:52
    2. Installing the Software 00:05:58
    3. Installing Video Streaming Services 00:06:38
    4. Modifying the Case 00:03:54
    5. Final Assembly 00:03:37
  7. Chapter 7 : Turn an Old TV into a Smart Mirror
    1. Parts Needed 00:03:46
    2. Pre-Assembly 00:04:13
    3. Building the Frame 00:04:25
    4. Assembly 00:04:05
    5. Installing the OS 00:05:43
    6. Final Assembly 00:03:01
  8. Chapter 8 : Turn an Old Display into a Mini Arcade
    1. Parts Needed 00:03:14
    2. Modifying the Parts 00:02:05
    3. Pre-Assembly 00:02:15
    4. Painting the Case 00:03:25
    5. Final Assembly 00:03:49