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James Webb mirror

By Ben Everard. Posted

If you’re in any way interested in science, you’ll be fascinated by the first images that are being beamed back from the James Webb Space Telescope. Nebulae, planets, stars, galaxies… it’s familiar, but the improvement in the level of detail is utterly fantastic.

As a tribute to this latest of NASA’s huge accomplishments, the Cellar Nerd has built a Raspberry Pi-powered image displayer. Surrounded by 18 metallic-finish wall-tiles, he’s used an old laptop screen, a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, and a black plywood frame to hang it all on. You might think it odd to use such an old, relatively low-powered Raspberry Pi as the centrepiece of this build, but all it’s doing is displaying images, so processing power isn’t crucial.


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