I was invited to a dinner at Queen’s College in Cambridge a few weeks ago. I got talking to another attendee, and said enthusiastically:
“Do you know, I don’t think I’ve been here since I was an undergraduate. Back then I was here every week.”
“No. This is where the Star Trek society met.”
My mother despaired of me: a 21-year-old woman who had a giant crush on a yellow android, went around in public with a communicator keyring that went “ burbleburble ” and wore a Bajoran earring. (Everything turned out OK in the end.)
So this project…let’s say it really appealed to me.
REAL nerds know it stands for Library Computer Access/Retrieval System.
This is the first finished, publicly available LCARS interface we’ve seen for the Pi (and it works with a touchscreen as well); Toby Kurien has made this adaptable for any project you’re running on your Raspberry Pi, so you can substitute your own retro-future display for whatever dull desktop you’ve been using up until now. Everything you need is on Toby’s GitHub . Toby’s using one of ourofficial displays here, and the finished product looks (and sounds) great.
Utilising the Raspberry Pi official touch screen to create a Star Trek style interface for home automation or other projects. The interface is built using Python and the PyGame library Code available at: https://github.com/tobykurien/rpi_lcars