Short Bytes: A Swedish student has build a steam-powered Raspberry Pi. This project by the DIY enthusiast is impressive to see in action as his twin-cylinder engine produces enough power to run his Pi.
This engineering beauty is made by “Alexzpro”, a user posting at Swedish forum Svenska Elektronikforumet.
To heat the water in the boiler, Alexzpro uses twin propane torches. In his video, steam is fed to a twin-cylinder engine mounted on a metal plate, before it’s sent to another cylinder where pistons are driven by pressure and the crankshaft is turned. This crankshaft is connected to a flywheel that powers a small DC motor.
The electricity generated via motor is fed into a 5V regulator that takes care of powering R-Pi.
This little creation looks like the marriage of an old-school steam engine and a modern marvel like Raspberry Pi.
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