Martin Mander
Published © GPL3+

Retro TV Information Station

This is a sweet little retro television that I've converted into a wall-mounted information station with interactive tuning control!

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Retro TV Information Station

Things used in this project

Hardware components

1 Pole 12 Way Rotary Switch
×1
Push-to-Make Switch
×1
HDMI 8" LCD Screen Kit (1024x768)
Pimoroni HDMI 8" LCD Screen Kit (1024x768)
×1
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
×1
PIR Motion Sensor (generic)
PIR Motion Sensor (generic)
×1
USB Mouse
×1
French Cleat
×1
Jumper wires (generic)
Jumper wires (generic)
×1
SparkFun Snappable Protoboard
SparkFun Snappable Protoboard
×1
1970s Portable Television
×1

Software apps and online services

Raspbian
Raspberry Pi Raspbian
Dakboard
Used to display key weather and calendar information over a selection of photo backgrounds.
Xscreensaver
Used alongside the PIR sensor to turn the screen on when you approach the TV
Xdotool
Used to convert GPIO switch inputs into keypresses, to switch tabs and refresh the page.

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Rotary Tool
Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)

Story

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Schematics

PIR and Switch Connections

Shows how the rotary switch, push switch and PIR sensor are connected to the GPIO pins

Code

Github

https://github.com/MisterEmm/InfoTV

Credits

Martin Mander

Martin Mander

20 projects • 27 followers
I love the design and ambition of vintage technology, and the usability and potential of new - my passion is bringing the two together.

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