Pi Deck: Raspberry Pi-based digital DJ turntables

Pi Deck is a set of vinyl turntables used to play digital music files. It enables DJs to mix and scratch virtual songs, with real life decks.

Ever since he saw Breakdance: The Movie in 1984, Daniel James wanted to be a DJ. But he soon realised scratching expensive vinyl or carting it from venue to venue is far from ideal.

“Unless you are famous enough to have a roadie, large boxes of vinyl are heavy and impractical,” he tells us. There’s also the problem that a lot of music is not being released on analogue vinyl, despite the huge resurgence of interest in the format.