Which will be The Best Friday Episode of 2021?
Just like 2020, it would be hard to call 2021 a "normal" year, but on element14 presents it was actually a very normal year, in the sense that our contributors never stopped putting out great project videos! We've rounded up some of our favorites of 2021, and we want you to help us decide the best Friday project video of the year.
So check out the nominees, then cast your vote!
DIY Star Trek Tricorder
James couldn't actually pick one up from the Starfleet online store, so he built his own version of the famous scanning tool from Star Trek. The project used the parts from the Build Inside the Box competition kit, and voila: the Baldcorder!
DIY LOST Swan Station Split Flap Display Timer
Speaking of bringing classic TV props to life, DJ had the wild idea to recreate the bizarre retro countdown clock found in the Dharma Initiative’s Swan Station (aka “The Hatch”). Don’t forget to enter the numbers: 4 8 15 16 23 42.........
Massive Raspberry Pi
Wesley's Massive Pi began life in the PiCasso Design Challenge on element14, as his bid to create a very meta piece of Pi-based art: a Raspberry Pi 6 times the actual size! And it’s not just art, as all the GPIO pins function, driven (of course) by a Raspberry Pi.
Adding Android Auto as Non-Permanent Add-On with Raspberry Pi
Given that cars can last many years, they can be outpaced by advances in the world of tech. Dave thought he might try adding some modern conveniences to a slightly older car, using a Raspberry Pi and Android Auto.
How To Make A Custom PCB From Design To Assembly
Our videos often feature custom PCBs, and those don‘t appear magically out of thin air! So Clem decided to take you through every step of Custom PCB design and assembly in a mere 20-ish minutes.
Keyboard Shortcuts Keypad with Raspberry Pi Pico
Frequently used programs which have shortcuts and macros can save you time, but do you ever forget what they are? Katie designed a shortcut keypad for quick and easy access, with a helpful screen to remind you the location of each.
Making a 3D Graphics Card for the Atari 800 XL
The Atari 8-bit family was an important part of computing history, but there were some things those machines just couldn't do. Andy decided to rectify one of those shortcomings by building a "graphics card" for the Atari 800 XL using a Raspberry Pi Compute Module.
Raspberry Pi Smart Water Dispenser
On element14, we will readily admit to loving over-engineered solutions to everyday problems. Kaleb was tired of standing at the sink filling water bottles, so you know what that obviously calls for: automation!