John Kennedy has built a fantastic retro style terminal which he has named the FT1 and equipped with a Raspberry Pi mini PC. The terminal Has been built for use with retro computer kits and includes a cheap LCD screen, USB keyboard and place for your mini PC. The laser cat outer casing is available for you to download directly from the Hackster.io website enabling you to build your very own.
“Rather than 3D print the pieces, I designed them to be cut out of acrylic using a laser cutter. When cemeted together, this produces a solid unit that can withstand an 11-year-old playing Zork. If you don’t have access to a laser cutter, it’s possible to submit plans online and get pieces in return from mail-order companies. If you have a branch of company such as TAP Plastics nearby, go in and have a chat to see what they can do for you. Note: Please triple-check the panels are exactly as you want them to be. It can get expensive to keep re-cutting acrylic if a mistake is made. Don’t trust my plans over your own common sense!”
For more details on the build and complete instructions on how to create your very own retro-styled terminal to how’s your Raspberry Pi mini PC. Jump over to the Hackster.io website.
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