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eurorack raspberry pi video player

This is my latest DIY project: eurorack raspberry pi video player.
It consists of two modules:
- rack mounted raspberry pi with 4 USB, HDMI, ethernet, composite out, audio out and a pi camera.
- control panel with 9 buttons with LED and 3 pushbuttons

As video player software I use "pi presents gapless"
Pi presents is a great software for black box interactive multi-media applications.
For now I configured only the basic functions:
- 3 buttons with LED to select the banks. Every bank has 6 videos. The videos are stored on an USB stick.
- 6 buttons with LED to play the single videos
- 1 button for pause and play
- 1 button to shut down the raspberry (hold for 5 seconds)

With this project I learned a lot:
- made my first etched pcb with cold toner transfer method
- how to make aluminum panels with toner transfer method
- linux ... still a lot to learn

Next things to do:
- implement the pi camera
- implement usb cam
- preload video files (now there is 1 second delay between button press and video start)
- sync out
- learn open frameworks to program an advanced video player with effects and video mixing

PCB control module

working on raspberry rack mount

panel design test

alternative black design

PCB with soldered components

sideview control module

finished control module

videos ...

"the malosco sessions" album release live performance

vectrex faces 

Vectrex - Aphex Twin live improvisation (4K) 

lullaby (official video)

kvsu - unsinnig (official video) 

logo vector rescanning with vectrex

Vector rescanning with a vectrex monitor and video synth with LZX visual cortex, maths, vcNOIZ, Quadrature LFO and a standalone function generator.The pictures are the logos from kvsu and akirasrebirth. Sound of the video from SEN I XOR project

Vectrex monitor and modular synth

kvsu and akirasrebirth live at analogica 2015

kvsu and akirasrebirth live at analogica 2015- weight station bolzano
video setup:
LZX - video synth
3TrinsRGB - video synth
V4 video mixer

kvsu - akirasrebirth live at Atelier Schwartz Dresden 

inspired by hieronymus bosch