This Raspberry Pi Tricorder is Straight Out of The Alpha Quadrant
We met beaucoups on Raspberry Pi cyberdecks over the years and even a few tricarts but it’s one of the coolest Pi-based tricoder cyberdecks we’ve come across. It was created by a manufacturer that obeys Himmelen4 and is designed to resemble the standard model TR-560 Tricorder VI from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The the best Raspberry Pi projects make science fiction a reality – something that Star Trek has inspired over the years. According to Himmelen4, it is completely customized, so modifying the design is possible for different functions. It has multiple screens and a custom keyboard that can be programmed for any input needs.
Himmelin4 shared many photos of Imgur which point to internal components which are very well packed in the tricor box. The outer shell is printed in 3D and even has openings for access to an external port.
It relies on the Raspberry Pi Zero and includes additional components to combine the cyberdeck such as a GPS board and NESDR SDR radio module. There are two Adafruit screens used in the triangle design: one in the upper half and a smaller screen next to the keyboard in the lower half. The keyboard was connected from scratch and included 3D printed keyboard caps.
This project is under development, so be sure to follow Himmelen4 for more updates. In the meantime, visit the original theme of Reddit to see the progress so far.