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January 3, 2014 AT 5:00 am

Create Old-Timey Style Movies with Bioscope @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi

Jon Stam and Simon de Bakker’s awesome Bioscope! via raspberrypi.org:

We met Jon Stam at a Maker Faire last year. With Simon de Bakker, he’s made the Bioscope: a Pi-driven nostalgia machine. Part art project, part toy, it’s extremely simple: upload any digital movie onto a USB stick, pop it in the back of the Bioscope, and peep through the viewfinder.

bioscope

But rather than just watch the movie play away, you have to move it yourself along by turning the red handle. Pause by stopping the handle, rewind by turning it backwards: and the whole thing has a lovely jerky, old-timey feel to it; the vintage feel underscored by the 3d-printed case, which is based on a copy of an old Fisher Price movie projector toy.

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