With the recent release Star Wars: The Last Jedi» excitement has reached its limit. Whether you are a purist who just follows the movies, or someone who is deeply rooted in the wider universe and is learning strength in plain sight.

If you love DIY electronics, Star Wars can be the perfect muse for projects. We’ve already covered some fantastic Arduino Star Wars projects. along with some frankly mind blowing DIY Jedi creates Now it’s time to focus on everyone’s favorite single board computer: Raspberry Pi .

In this article, we will look at various Raspberry Pi builds. Star Wars . From a simple starter project to a ridiculously complex one, there’s sure to be something here to jump-start your creativity!

1. Buzzer Wars

Many Raspberry Pi boards come with a starter kit. made up of various components useful for beginners. Most of these kits come with a piezo buzzer (you can check this out and save money by making your own starter kit.). What better way to get familiar with basic schematics and coding than recreating the infamous Imperial Death March?

This video is from YouTuber Leon Anavi and explains in great detail everything you need to create your own dark side anthem. The code is provided in the video description, although the tutorial also shows you how to clone it directly from GitHub.

This simple project is a great way to get to grips with the Pi terminal and learn how simple programs can effectively affect your components! Check out our Raspberry Pi Beginner Tutorial for a comprehensive guide to get you started!

2. PiSaber

No self-respecting Jedi or Sith would be seen without their trusty lightsaber, and the Pi Zero’s tiny footprint makes it perfect for wielding a makeshift light sword. Creator Richard Hayler thought clearly about this and used the Pi Zero as the propulsion force for his noodle-powered light saber, or PiSaber for short.

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Combining cheap building materials with an LED array, an accelerometer and a few extra simple components, this build is high tech while looking cartoony and fun. The code, available on the PiSaber GitHub repo, uses the accelerometer to detect motion and lights up a chain of LEDs on the «blade» accordingly.

The 8×8 LED matrix in the handle cycles colors randomly to create a shimmering effect, and the whole device fits perfectly into the pool tube, powered by a small battery to charge phone batteries.

This build shows the huge potential the Pi Zero can have in this role, and by combining this technology with a more authentic Lightsaber build, you could just have the baddest Jedi on the block.

3. R2-D2 Pi-0

Everyone should have their own personal R2-D2. Although there are some fantastic Star Wars toys, toys accessible, it’s hard to beat the feeling of building your own robot.

However, this comes with its own set of challenges, and recreating the look of an iconic droid can be difficult and costly. Creator Les Pounder found a great way to solve this problem by using a cheap R2-D2 toy as the basis for his own Pi Zero droid.

This ingenious little bot combines an Explorer pHat board with some basic robotic components to bring Artoo to life. The complete tutorial walks you through building along with basic coding using the Explorer pHat library so you can move forward.

The beauty of this build is the possibilities it presents. With easy sensor integration, the pHat breakout board as well as the processing power of the Pi Zero allows this little R2-D2 to really get very smart!

This is a great project to help you get started with robotics in general, as well as using the Pi as a base to work with!

4. Star Wars Christmas Lights

With the release «The Last Jedi» approaching Christmas, this is the perfect opportunity to turn on a big dose of star wars into their seasonal scenery.

The creator of Chivalry Timbers takes this idea to a whole new level by syncing the Christmas lights that light up their home with the main theme. star wars .

The hardware of this build consists of a Raspberry Pi and a cheap relay board to control various sets of Christmas lights. By Timidity and Alsa software [больше не доступны] allow you to use MIDI files in your code as triggers for lighting. Because the same encoded MIDI that is used to control the lighting is played through the speaker, it syncs perfectly.

The full build is detailed on the Chivalry Timbers blog. The beauty of this project is its scalability. Whether you go for a small indoor build or cover the entire property with synchronized musical lights, the basic ideas remain the same.

5. Online Power Battle

This build contains so many things we love. Combine the ideal of the Internet of Things (IoT) with simple yet functional electronics — all in the name of star wars ?

It even has Lego!

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This interactive Lego Jedi action camera really needs to be seen in action to be done justice. Links on the web page communicate with several Crimson Writers using PHP, triggering servo-mounted Jedi or dark side battle scripts and corresponding colors and dialogue on the LCD screen. Website visitors can choose the overall color of the ambient light, as well as send their own message to the LCD screen.

This is just one of the Raspberry Pi based projects documented on the website of manufacturer Richard Anthony Arellano. [Broken URL Removed]. While there is no tutorial on how to do this, the workflow is similar to many homemade internet devices and home security systems.

6 Telnet Wars

Telnet, a network communication client of ancient prestige, holds an old secret. Before the panic about network vulnerabilities and backdoors starts — it’s not such a secret! It’s actually a lot cooler than that. You can see » Star Wars Episode IV — A New Hope in Telnet. Yes, that’s right… Telnet.

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The stupendous task of turning the entire movie into ASCI was taken on by a «crazy Dutch equipment geek» named Sten. Other than the fact that the film comes out at just under 14,000 frames, that’s all we know about this frankly amazing achievement.

In order to enjoy your own lo-fi cinema, you need to install Telnet by opening a terminal window and typing:

sudo apt-get install telnet 

Once it’s installed, launch the movie by typing:

 telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl 

Grab your popcorn, sit down and curse these modern fools with their HD and their sound!

7. Pi’s death

One aspect of the Raspberry Pi community that went stratospheric was designing, building, and printing custom cases. This makes sense, since the Pi doesn’t come standard with a case, and 3D printing makes it possible to make both practical cases for small computers. and stunning Star Wars props geeks!

Why not combine both of these things by putting forward a final version that is not the moon?

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This case is provided by myminifactory user Darren Furniss and is the perfect combination of something that is easy to 3D print and also looks great. The case is designed with the Pi 3 in mind, though as with most things it can be modified to fit just about any small single board computer.

The Pi Case is the perfect way to start printing your own designs. Don’t forget to check out our complete beginner’s guide to 3D printing. here if you need printing advice.

8. Be a Jedi

One of the popular uses for the Pi is as a retro slot machine. Raspberry Pi is good for old video games Star Wars . Most older systems are well supported, and there’s even a custom operating system, RetroPie, designed to run games from yesteryear.

There has never been a better time to explore the many great games» Star Wars» from past times!

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The above image is taken from Super Star Wars , originally released for the Super Nintendo in 1992. This game is as violent as most other platform games of the time, but remains a classic to this day, and was re-released on PlayStation in 2005.

Naturally, there are many games from the universe Star Wars, which it is possible to play through RetroPie, although there are also options that do not require emulation at all. We’ve covered some great games that run natively on the Raspberry Pi, and among them is a favorite classic. Jedi Outcast !

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9. Minewars? Star Craft!

We finally have the software for today Star Wars for cinematic spectacle. Martin O’Hanlon (co-author of Minecraft Adventures) used his extensive knowledge of both Raspberry Pi and Minecraft Pi Edition to recreate the infamous Death Star launch sequence as a Minecraft animation.

The code for this block skill is available for download on GitHub, and there are plenty of other examples of this kind of educational and downright cool work on the creator’s website.

Use Pi Luke!

The Raspberry Pi is such a versatile and interesting item that it’s no wonder it has found its way into almost every aspect of the fan universe.» star wars «. While there are plenty of options for building your own Jedi equipment, at home, there are also a huge number of things you can do with your Pi.

Whether you’re just starting out, or looking for a new way to experience your music or movie Pi might just be the droid you’re looking for. Come to think of it, you can even run Android OS on one!

Did you use pi to use force? Are you planning a Raspberry-based build to thwart the Dark Side? Are we missing something amazing that we really need to know about? Let us know in the comments section below!

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