A Reddit user made a tiny, 3D-printed replica of the Simpsons TV that plays real scenes and episodes of The Simpsons. The device runs without internet and streams all first 11 season episodes from a tiny SD card. The knobs on the TV actually work too and allow you to switch the screen on and off or change the volume of the built-in speaker.
What is this Simpsons TV?
As poster buba447 described it in his Reddit post,
Inside is a raspberry pi zero with a 32gb and card. The pi is connected to a 640x480 tft display.
The Pi is running Jessie Lite. The episodes were all compressed specifically for the screen and loaded onto the SD card. When the pi is powered up, through the USB port on the back of the tv, it starts playing episodes at random. When on episode ends the next is randomly selected. The top button is wired up to GPIO and turns the screen on and off while also muting the volume. The bottom is a POT that is connected to the speaker inside.
I designed the TV and parts in Fusion 360 and printed on an ender 3 pro.
Check out the video below to see the purple Simpsons TV in action.
Where can I buy the Tiny Simpsons TV?
Since the Reddit post blew up and got a lot of coverage on the web, user buba447 is reportedly going to make a guide so that you can build the tiny Simpsons TV yourself. It’s not for sale otherwise, unfortunately.