This homemade Star Trek Tricorder is powered by a Raspberry Pi
One of the most iconic devices in the sci-fi universe Star Trek is Tricoder, a portable device often used for scanning, analysis and recording. There are many officially licensed toy Tricorders and Phone cases with triad over the years, but a dedicated tinsmith has made his own functional clone.
Imgur Himmelen user posts photos of his home Tricorder showing a 3D printed folding device that looks very much like a prop Star Trek shows and movies (through HackADay). The upper section has a small LCD screen and a USB port, while the lower half has a working panel with buttons and another display.
“This is a completely personalized cyberdeck project that I was building during the pandemic that I designed after Star Trek’s Tricode,” said the creator in Reddit thread. He mentioned that the device is powered by Raspberry Pi Zero, a small single-board computer equipped with a GPS module and NESDR RTL-SDR radio. The keyboard itself is an impressive achievement as it is connected to an external one Arduino Nano (another single-board device) that processes the input and then sends the results to the Raspberry Pi.