If you’re reading this blog even one day after we published it, you’ve only gone and ruined the title for yourself. Here are four fantastic Star Wars-themed projects, built around Raspberry Pi, to celebrate May the fourth.
LED Star Wars film stills display
Stewart Watkiss made this RGB LED matrix display, powered by a Raspberry Pi, to celebrate last year’s Star Wars day. It shows a collection of images from all nine of the films in the three trilogies. Read more about how he made it.
Rebel Pathfinder field terminal luggable
Raspberry Pi R2-D2 console
Diehard Nintendo and Star Wars fan electrouser301 is behind this customised Raspberry Pi-powered R2-D2 console. Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is its brain, and electrouser301 has modified a Nintendo GameCube with spray paint and hand-cut stencils. Read the story behind the build.
Star Wars-themed engagement ring box
OK, this one doesn’t have a Raspberry Pi inside, but it’s the best story. We came across a post from its maker, Chuck Jordan, asking for help making a Raspberry Pi-based Star Wars project. But then we got distracted by the enigmatic mention of a wedding stunt.
Back in 2019, Chuck got engaged to his boyfriend at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland. Evidently not someone who does things by half, for this momentous occasion he made a 3D-printed ring box that lights up in rainbow colours when it’s opened. Read the whole adorable tale here.