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NeXT Computer - Raspberry Pi Case

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NeXT Computer - Raspberry Pi Case by ninarichards Apr 30, 2018

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A 10cm x 10cm x 10cm replica of the NeXT Computer to house a Raspberry Pi computer.

http://www.ninamakes.co.uk/builds/next-computer-replica-raspberry-pi-case/

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Great model, all the parts fit together perfectly. Thanks for posting this.

Thanks - glad you like it :)

A clean print of that ribbed front panel is proving to be an interesting challenge on a cheap printer :-)

What size print nozzle did you use? I believe she used a .2mm to print hers. I tried with my .4 nozzle and it turned out useable but I need to try a smaller nozzle to get a nicer finish.

I used a 0.25mm nozzle for the front panel (0.4mm for all other parts). It took a few attempts to get that part looking good, slower was better.

Originally, 0.4mm. I've since tried with 0.2mm and .012mm layers, and have gotten better results. I also got out meshmixer and chopped off the bottom couple of millimeters of the model, so that it had a flat base when sitting on the bed at 45 degrees - in the original there's a little lip, that causes the slicer to want to put support underneath.

That is fantastic! My Cube has been gathering dust in the closet for the last 10 years because the monitor has gotten so dim it's unuseable... I will definitely build this one.

I use my color slab with a modern VGA monitor.

Do you have the logo you used, or the dimensions it should be? Thanks! This is a really nicely done model of the cube, thank you for sharing it.

Thanks, glad you like it! I made the square part of the logo 6x6mm.

Is the fin-last correct? It seems to be about a mm looser all around than the other fins...

Love the design though - this will be my first go at properly finishing (paint etc) a model - mine are usually more mechanical.

Planning to use it to play with Mathematica and GNUstep on a "real" cube :-)

https://rhaleblian.wordpress.com/2016/10/09/gnustep-on-raspberry-pi-3/

Good catch, thanks! I originally uploaded the wrong version of fin-last.stl - now updated.

Good luck with the build!

Of note, there is a NeXT OS emulator available so you can have a box that looks like a NeXT computer and acts like one : http://previous.alternative-system.com/

Those are all older versions, believe version 2.0 is available now, look on the NeXT computer forum for links to newer versions.
http://www.nextcomputers.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=22

Have you tried it? Looks like abandonware to me...

I haven't tried the Previous OS emulator yet.

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