Create Your Own LCARS System Using A Raspberry Pi



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Star Trek has had a lasting impact on everything from science fiction to people’s everyday lives. Everybody who has watched the series has their own generation, and for myself it was the Next Generation. I remember watching the first episode when it aired and gazing at the screens as they pressed buttons without having to type long commands into a keyboard. This was all done thanks to a system known as LCARS and thanks to some clever coder you can now create your LCARS system.

With nothing more than a Raspberry Pi and his wits, Toby Kurien created a home automation system based on the classic science fiction interface. If that wasn’t cool enough, Kurien has also released the code for the interface system on GitHub, meaning you can not only download and tinker to your heart’s content if you prefer something a little different you can change out the assets, giving your system a whole new look.

Created using Python, the software supports touchscreen and means that when combined with the latest Raspberry Pi, you can create your own little LCARS tablet or wall panel to help control your home, car or even just to play games on. How long before someone modifies it to control the starship Enterprise drone we wonder.

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One Response to “Create Your Own LCARS System Using A Raspberry Pi”
  1. Mike says:

    This is nice. But I wonder if you can use to power a flying model rocket launch controller. I mean say like instead of a auto destruct or engineering thing. Use the engine icon for the battery power. And the transfer of power. But it will look like it’s powering another ship or something like it. After you give your Three codes and the final code. Like code 0000 Activation 0. Then the unit powers the launcher. Just saying.

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