Darth Vader Raspberry Pi Pico PCB Tracks Cryptocurrency

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(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
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.