Raspberry Pi Futurama What-If Machine Plays Futurama Episodes

What if that thing I said?
Ash Ash (362)

A developer known online as Remoheadder has created a Raspberry Pi-powered What-If Machine from Futurama. It doesn’t just look like the What-If machine—it actually works, can be operated via finglonger, and plays episodes from the show!

According to Remoheadder, it works just like the original What-If Machine but only seems to answer one question, “What if this machine could play Futurama episodes?

The project is inspired by this Raspberry Pi Simpsons TV project we covered earlier this week which looks just like the Simpson’s family TV and plays episodes from the first 11 seasons of the show. The maker of the Simpson’s TV, Brandon, is raffling off 10 of them with all of the proceeds going to charity. You can read more about it on the Simpsons TV charity raffle website.

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Futurama What-If Machine Raspberry Pi Interior

Like many Pi projects, this one was constructed using things Remoheadder already had on hand. The What-If Machine is built to use a Raspberry Pi 3 model, rather than a Pi Zero. It features a 3.5-inch Uctronics screen along with a DROK amplifier and a couple of 40mm speakers.

The biggest draw to this project is it’s design which Remoheadder created from scratch. The What-If Machine design is totally open source and available on Thingiverse for anyone to download and recreate themselves at home.

Check out the project Imgur gallery for a closer look at the internal components. For more details, visit the original thread shared to Reddit and be sure to follow Remoheadder for more cool Pi projects as well as any updates to this one.

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