Hello can you possibly help me?
I am buying a brennan b2 this device is a stereo hifi system with CD player based on raspberry pi 1 (you will see it in this video)
At the moment it is based on some custom firmware which is designed for raspberry pi 1 (it could be volumino, I don’t know.
But raspberry pi 1 is old and not powerful and it needs external usb Wi-Fi and external usb Bluetooth
I want to upgrade this device to turn it into a media player to play movies via kodi etc, and a device where I can call people via WhatsApp using the remote control only. I well never use a keyboard or mouse
I am exploring two options
I have 2 options
- repurpose this hifi with the existing raspberry pi 1, and just edit the firmware
- upgrade this hifi to raspberry pi 3 b+ with integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (then I don’t need to use external usb devices) but the custom firmware needs to be rebuilt for raspberry pi 3 b+ so that all the functions of the hifi (stereo) are still working ie ir receiver, cd player, front screen etc
In addition to this I require the following extra stuff
A) have a multi boot system, it needs to have 1) this custom firmware 2) lineageOS 3) osmc
But because I won’t have a keyboard and mouse I need to be able to quickly switch between operating systems with only the stereo remote control. So I need to be able to press a combination of buttons on the remote control to switch to operating system 2 or 3.
B) I want to turn a remote control into a microphone as well, so that I can make WhatsApp calls via this hifi stereo system. And the remote control will also be the microphone.
But also if I connected my headphones via Bluetooth I should also be able to make these phone calls
These are my requirements.