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Build a Kid-Friendly Video Player with a Raspberry Pi

Thorin Klosowski Oct 11, 2015. 1 comments

Sometimes, the kids just want to watch some videos, but you don’t want to give them full control over your expensive devices. Over on Instructables, craighissett shows you how to build a kid-friendly video player using a Raspberry Pi .

The project hooks up a Raspberry Pi to a screen, some batteries, and a bunch of buttons to control the video. The software needed to get those buttons working is still a work in progress, but craighissett’s provides some other options to use as well. Head over to Instructables for the full guide.

Raspberry Pi video player for Children | Instructables

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