Raspberry Pi Zero 2W is powered by an Octapod portable music player

If you can’t find the device you need, there’s no reason you can’t build it yourself from scratch, that seems to be the trend in the Raspberry Pi community. Today , we have a project from a maker called Anil, aka a freeman from Reddit, who has created an Octapod wearable device.

The Octapod is built on a 2W Raspberry Pi Zero and is run by DietPi, a low-source Linux operating system for building appliances. In addition to a touchscreen, it functions as a personalized music player. Anil programmed the Octapod to boot straight into the music playback interface so no extra steps are needed to load your favorite songs.

Apart from the touchscreen, there are also buttons used to control settings. Using a power button to shut down the Pi, the sync button is added to alert the device, restart services, and close the music app.

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As mentioned above, the tech is entirely comprised of a 2W Raspberry Pi Zero and uses a 2.8-inch Waveshare touchscreen, 3500mah battery, and 512GB microSD card. On the other side, everything is contained in a case made by Anil and made from epoxy instead of being laser cut or 3D printed.

This is the most common Pi project shared with the local community. Anil has provided the source code for anyone who wants to build their own or just see how it works. You can check out the code on Reddit’s original project thread.

If you want to recreate the Raspberry Pi project, read the full article and look for Anil’s comments on what hardware you need and how to use handhelds. Please follow Anil, or a free man, for any more interesting projects and any future updates on this one.