Adafruit Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2018: Attention! Place all UPS 3 Day orders by 11am ET Thursday 12/13/2018
0

Evolution of the Homebrew Star Trek LCARS Interface for #RaspberryPi

We blogged this first video of the LCARS interface a couple years ago. It was the video that went viral and no doubt inspired many others to experiment with LCARS on various screen devices. But the maker and YouTube user Boltzmann138 went on to create a few other videos that demonstrate the further capabilities of LCARS, from further simulating Star Trek-like experiences to controlling home automation and music player functionalities.

Here’s the evolution of those videos over time – 18 months from start to finish. No new videos have been uploaded by Boltzmann138 for quite a while. Another iteration of LCARS using Pygame is still very much alive and being continually developed here on GitHub.


This first video catapulted Boltzmann138 into Star Trek star-dom:

(LCARS stands for Library Computer Access/Retrieval System by the way – it’s the operating system used in Star Trek, first appearing by name in The Next Generation.)


This video demonstrates the ‘red screen alert’ function:


And these other videos demonstrate using LCARS to control everything from Squeezebox to lamps to webcams, to running on mobile device screens and even touchscreens. Basically everything you dreamed about while watching Star Trek and imagining using their touch-panel interfaces is actually possible!


 

 

 

 


See the LCARS interface for Raspberry Pi using Pygame here on GitHub.


Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 9,200+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — Japanese word working and more in December’s issue of HackSpace magazine!

Wearables — Solder-less magic

Electronics — = != ==.

Biohacking — Finding Bliss with Anandamide

Python for Microcontrollers — sysfs is dead! long live libgpiod! libgpiod for linux & Python running hardware @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF #Python @Adafruit #Adafruit

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.