I picked up a Raspberry Pi 4 today to reacquaint myself with the latest Pi. It has grown up a lot since the last time I used one. I started thinking about ways it would be useful in Campbell, the overland vehicle we are building out.
I would like to take you along on the journey. This post is the first installment of a series. The next few posts will be about playing some tunes over my bodacious Bluetooth speaker.
I also acquired a touch display that fits it perfectly and makes it a completely self-contained unit, just begging for a user-interface. Of course, it needed a memory card for the operating system and music.
All that for around one-hundred dollars, a bargain in my book.
Some ideas to start:
- Media center and server
- Mesh network to connect a group
- Security for an unattended vehicle
- Amateur Radio interface
- An image that everyone can download to assemble a unit quickly
- Open-Source so that anyone can improve it
- A simple user-interface that fits the environment
- Raspberry Pi 4 Model B
- Miuzei Raspberry Pi 4 Touchscreen with Case &Fan
- SanDisk 64GB Extreme microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card
If are interested in the project, I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas. Are there any problems or annoyances that you face Overlanding? Please leave a comment on one of the big three mentioned above.