Raspberry Pi 400 powers post-apocalyptic ‘Fallout’ home automation terminal #piday #raspberrypi

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Awesome wasteland build from @r1ckp on X/Twitter. Hack, learn some lore, pick up a sidequest. What would you do with your retro-futurist terminal? The electronics of the build are pretty straightforward based around the Pi 400. Great find from Tom’s Hardware:

This replica looks just like the original terminal down to the rusty paint job and beautiful round edges. It also runs a custom interface that looks like the command line interface (CLI) in the actual games. The unit features an LCD screen for video output that Rick decided to house behind a Fresnel lens to get the round effect.

The terminal does more than look cool, Rick has made it a functional part of his smart home system. It acts as an interactive text-based assistant that is capable of handling input thanks to OpenAI. Requests can be processed for things like controlling lights, playing music or pretty much any other smart home feature you want to operate.

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