Raspberry Pi Hacker Terminal Inspired by Cyberpunk

Raspberry Pi Terminal
(Image credit: Purkkaviritys)

This wicked cyberpunk Raspberry Pi project comes to us from a maker who goes by Purkkaviritys. Inspired by Cyberpunk culture and the world of Blade Runner, it has a screen, card scanner and keypad designed for guests to interact with at the Disobey 2020 hacker conference.

Attendees of the conference each received different badge tiers. These badges were created for guests to use with the terminal. The idea was for individuals to connect their card and interact with the terminal using the keypad.

The housing was designed entirely by Purkkaviritys and 3D printed. The final unit was created with a Prusa i3 MK3s printer using 2KG of Prusament Galaxy Black filament.

Hardware-wise, it relies on a Raspberry Pi 4 module. The screen used is a Pimoroni Hyperpixel 4.0 display which has a resolution of 800 x 480. For the keypad, he opted to use an Atmel atmega32u4 module which features cherry blue switches.

This project isn't one you would recreate at home since it was designed for such a specific event. But if you'd like to learn more about it, check out his official YouTube channel for more details.

Ash Hill
Freelance News and Features Writer

Ash Hill is a Freelance News and Features Writer at Tom's Hardware US. She manages the Pi projects of the month and much of our daily Raspberry Pi reporting.

  • david germain
    the word cyberpunk was used for the clicks? Bladerunner inspired does not have the current clickability.