Darth Vader Raspberry Pi Pico PCB Tracks Cryptocurrency

Raspberry Pi
(Image credit: TheAmplituhedron)

If one thing is certain, it's that Raspberry Pi fans have a taste for science fiction. Some of the best Raspberry Pi projects we've seen were inspired by franchises like Harry Potter and Stargate. Today, we're sharing a cool Darth Vader-shaped PCB created just for the Raspberry Pi Pico by TheAmplituhedron.

Not only does this custom board look like one of our favorite space baddies, it also functions as a base for TheAmplituhedron's cryptocurrency tracking project.

There are more details coming out soon but here's what we know so far: The Vader board is designed to support the Raspberry Pi Pico form factor which should also work for Pimoroni's Pico LiPo board. At the top is a place designated for an ST7789 SPI LCD display, likely intended to output cryptocurrency data.

It has space for an ESP01 header which can provide Wi-Fi support with a ESP8266. Lastly there's room for a buzzer, which is great for triggering alerts for custom situations.

If you want to get a glimpse of this board, check out the original thread on Twitter and be sure to follow TheAmplituhedron for updates. 

Ash Hill
Contributing Writer

Ash Hill is a contributing writer for Tom's Hardware with a wealth of experience in the hobby electronics, 3D printing and PCs. She manages the Pi projects of the month and much of our daily Raspberry Pi reporting while also finding the best coupons and deals on all tech.