“I’ve got movement, I’ve got readings…” An Aliens-inspired motion tracker using a Raspberry Pi

Richard Martin has taken a Hama slide viewer, a small screen and a Raspberry Pi, together with some power and audio circuitry, and created this brilliant Aliens-style movie prop. It allows you to sweep back and forth with a corresponding movement of the display (thanks to a compass sensor) and gives out readings of movement with the dread-inducing sound effect from the film. You can see it in action below and see his code on Github. It was based on this tutorial from Virtual Frontiers.

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