A functional Star Trek tricorder prop build #StarTrek #Props

GitHub/YouTube user lambtor has created a working Star Trek: The Next Generation tricorder.

The project is centered on an Adafruit Feather nRF52840 Sense microcontroller which provides Bluetooth, accelerometer, magnetometer, proximity/light/color/gesture sensor, microphone, humidity and temperature/barometric sensor/altitude sensors.

The tricorder uses a color display and various colored LEDs and buttons to provide a user interface in the Star Trek LCARS format. An Adafruit MLX90640 24×32 IR Thermal Camera provides heat map readings.

The case is 3D printed (files on prusaprinters) and custom stickers were designed. Sounds is via a dedicated Adafruit sound board and are similar to those used on Star Trek. The project is coded in Arduino.

See the video and details on GitHub.


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