Reddit user Brandon withrow designed and 3D printed a miniature replica of the highly recognizable Simpsons purple television set. The best part is that the TV actually works and streams 11 seasons of the popular cartoon TV series, stored on a 32GB card.
Inside the 3D printed Simspons TV is a Raspberry Pi Zero connected to a 640 × 480 tft display. Withrow, who goes by name buba447 on Reddit, revealed that the Pi is running Jessie Lite and the episodes are all compressed. specifically for the screen and loaded onto the SD card. When the Pi is powered on, through the USB port on the back of the TV, it starts playing random episodes.
When one episode ends, the next one is randomly selected from the 11 first (masterpiece) of the 11 seasons of The Simpsons. The buttons also work. The top button is connected to the GPIO and turns the screen on and off while turning off the volume. The bottom button is a POT which is connected to the speaker inside.
The Simpsons TV and rooms were designed on Fusion 360 and printed on an Ender 3 Pro.
I don’t know about you, but this writer, who practically grew up with The Simpsons, wants one so badly. Withrow said he will publish a how-to guide for those who want to create one. As another Reddit user put it, this is exactly why 3D (desktop) printing and Rasberry Pi were invented.