Raspberry Pi CM4 becomes a TV Stick thanks to this project

Raspberry Pi CM4 becomes a TV Stick thanks to this project

The maker MBS, or Magic Blue Smoke, on Hackaday presented an interesting project based on Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4.

Credit: MBS Apparently this is a rather simple solution, which transforms Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 into a TV Stick, ready to be used in any device equipped with an HDMI port in a very similar way to other proprietary solutions such as Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV Stick. Just store RetroPie or Kodi on your MMC and you have the perfect device to take with you to hotels and friends' homes, especially on a holiday like this where you are likely to need entertainment.

The connector HDMI sits on a carrier board that houses the Compute Module and adds a USB-C port for power and two USB 2.0s, one of which might be ideal for adding an IR sensor to give commands via a remote control. There is a microSD card slot, a switch to enable the CM4's USB device mode, and a mysterious user button, the purpose of which has not been specified.

Credit: MBS There appear to be two versions of the device as well. , one with the USB ports arranged vertically and the other with a horizontal orientation. On both, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 is connected in the same way, but there are slight differences inherent in the heat sinks used for passive cooling. Finally, GPIO access is left available for further hacking activities.

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