DIY streamer with volumio in standard 43cm box


I would like to share with you my latest streamer project with volumio and some UI customization based on 2aCD project :

Case: chasis from old deck with a little adaptation;
Front panel: this is tailor made glass (cheap one simple glass) - then car wrap 100% black on the back of glass with rectangle space for screen (this is the moment where you need precision or use local car wrapping company :wink: ) and on the front of glass there is tinting film for car windows (to reduce contrast between screen and black frame).

Screen/display: 1920x480 ips 8.8inch from ali… 8.8 cal IPS 1920x480 60Hz 40 szpilki ekran LCD wyświetlacz z port micro USB płyta kontrolera do wyświetlania samochodów raspberry|Ekrany LCD i panele do tabletów| - AliExpress

Inside: RPI4 + volumio and custom UI

Costs (but please notice - this prices are from my country which is Poland and my own experience, each region could have diferent prices, except pi2aes - it cost now 2021.02.07: 150$ without shipping):

  • chasis (old and used one): 10-20eur
  • glass front with wrapping: 25-30eur
  • rpi4: 80-100eur
  • screws and slats for fixing the screen, connector, cables: 5-10eur
  • screen/display 70-80eur
  • volumio: free :slight_smile:
  • hard work (ok maybe not necessarily hard but own :wink: ), some programming in css, couple changes in setup, patience: only time and frustrations :smiley:

In summary minimum setup = 190-240eur

so extra/additional/optional version = 250-450eur


Total minimum version: 190-240eur
Total with optional components: 440-690eur


and here is my version of UI css based on 2aCD idea:
app-313de2febe_1 (2).zip (42.1 KB)

Please keep in mind, this is version tested and prepared only for this resolution 1920x480 and I did not test it on any different resolution.

But before use - please read this thread (there is step by step explained by 2aCD what to do):

here is userconfig file to make this particular screen (which I have use 8.8 cal IPS 1920x480 60Hz 40 szpilki ekran LCD wyświetlacz z port micro USB płyta kontrolera do wyświetlania samochodów raspberry|Ekrany LCD i panele do tabletów| - AliExpress) working with volumio: (326 Bytes)


Hi lausiv

wow - i‘m in need of other words
that‘s really looking excellent



@lausiv That looks really neat! Been looking at the similar HanStarr displays (HSD088IPW1) as well, did you manage to get it running using the DSI interface?

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it is connected via hdmi and for touch effect also usb

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Fantastic :slight_smile:

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When do you have some time could you please post some inside pictures, especially for the display. It looks very clean very future like a tesla :slight_smile:


if I will have hat - I am waiting for and linear power supply I promise I will try to show “streamer porn” :smiley:


Wow !!!

That’s a really fine looking piece of art.
It’s definitely time for me to go down to my workshop and finish my project.


Wow !! You inspired me to make something similar :ok_hand:t3:

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Looks great!
Did you connect the screen directly to RPI or did you use the driver board in between?

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there is an additional board which you can buy with the screen and then you can connect the screen via hdmi and power it with usb

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Thanks, awesome look, I’m going to try to do the same with Moode.

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good luck with the project :slight_smile:

That looks amazing; well done for all the effort to make it look like a professional piece of equipment; you could probably sell a few of those commercially


Thanks, I confirm that I already had many such offers - but I still refuse :slight_smile:

That looks absolutely stunning Lausiv. Well done mate :ok_hand: :+1:

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This is the best integration I’ve seen I think. How did you the touch screen to work when the screen is behind a sheet of glass?


Thanks you; I didn’t - I don’t use it as touch display (although it is touch screen) - If you need it touchable - it cannot be behind such thick glass. I don’t need it to be touch screen (for me touch screens in streamers are useless) - it is located about 3 meters from my listening position :wink:

Thanks - no I don’t really need it either. I saw you had a touch screen and assumed and then questioned. So could I buy the non-touchscreen versions in the link you gave and it will still work the same with your customisations?

One, last question. I find that when I edit the CSS it gets overridden when I upgrade Volumio system. Have you found a way to get around that?