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Raspberry Pi Retro Computer

by LowBudgetTech Mar 8, 2019
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how do you install the cat ? Can you give me some instructions ?

Is this a replica of real historical computer, or it's just inspired and you invented the whole description by yourself?

It's an original design but inspired by real and fictional computers.

Would you be willing to share the source files for this excellent design? I really like it, but would like to mod a bit to build a computer for my 3-year-old.

I sure can! Any particular file type?

Same, i use fusion 360 myself.

I have just uploaded the source files. They are .SLDPRT type. I did some research and it looks like you can import these file types into F360.

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/fusion-360/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/How-to-import-or-open-a-file-in-Autodesk-Fusion-360.html

Please let me know if you have any trouble and I will be happy to upload other file types!

Thanks! Opens up great in Fusion. I'll definitely show you the final results once it rolls off the assembly line...

Awesome I can't wait!

Posted! Thanks again for the cool model... I think this is going on my desk at the office. I'm sure it'll get a lot of double-takes...

darkcrayon this looks awesome!!! I love the wood and the modifications you did!! You will be the coolest person in the office haha! Thanks for printing my make!

You're right though, 1 or 2 people stop by a week and ask me about it... Definitely a hit!

Whatever the source format is, is fine. I use F360 and OpenSCAD mostly.

Many thanks!

I have just uploaded the source files. They are .SLDPRT type. I did some research and it looks like you can import these file types into F360.

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/fusion-360/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/How-to-import-or-open-a-file-in-Autodesk-Fusion-360.html

Please let me know if you have any trouble and I will be happy to upload other file types!

This is awesome, I've already begun printing. The keyboard you're using just disappeared from amazon and ebay, so I'm going to try substituting https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HFR4PH9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 as the dimensions seem almost the same. One thing I'm considering though, if it's possible (well, I'm sure it's possible) is to have a model B that forgoes the advanced floppy drive technology but has a taller (closer to 4:3) area for the display...

Awesome I'm happy you're going to build one! Yeah I see what you mean, the keyboard is gone for some reason... When your keyboard arrives, feel free to post the actual dimensions and I can revise the model accordingly! The advanced floppy drive technology would be hard to replace, but I think we can meet your requests with the next Jupiter model ;)

Stay tuned!

The keyboard does fit, but the USB port is in the center, not the left, so finding one more exactly like your specified model would be more ideal. Still, it will work for now, I'd just have to remove it every once in a while to charge it (of course, direct USB is preferable to wireless for this as well, no lag-before-typing). As another poster asked, I second a request if you would share your source files. I'd even settle for just the monitor bottom files to make a fully credited modification :) By the way I'm printing this with woodfill with the intent to make it even more retro - a makeshift prototype wooden case in Apple I style...

I can't wait to see how it looks in wood! I will be uploading the source files soon. Do you have a preference for the file type?

The graphics on these things are amazing - that picture of the cat it's displaying looks almost real!. :)

That's the power of our microprocessing technology!