Raspberry Pi enthusiasts can now embark on a nostalgic journey with a 3D printed kit that turns their Raspberry Pi 4B into a mini retro PC. Conceived by a maker by the name of “fantasticmrdavid” on Printables, this project draws inspiration from the iconic 286 PC, recreating its vintage charm with meticulous attention to detail.
One standout feature of this retro PC is the inclusion of a functional SD card reader cleverly designed to resemble a floppy disk drive. Users can easily swap SD cards, mimicking the feel of handling floppy disks in the bygone era. The project also accommodates two 25mm fans and a Raspberry Pi speaker expansion port, allowing for a customized and immersive experience.
Fantasticmrdavid has shared a comprehensive shopping list of components and optional additions needed to bring this project to life. The list includes essentials such as a Raspberry Pi 4B, a 3.5-inch HDMI MPI3508 LCD display, and specific cables and screws. Additionally, optional enhancements like a Pi speaker expansion board and dual 25mm fans can be incorporated for an extra layer of functionality.
For those eager to undertake this exciting Raspberry Pi project in 2024, the provided shopping list ensures a hassle-free assembly process. The detailed instructions guide users through the necessary components, ensuring a successful recreation of the retro PC experience. From the nostalgic aesthetics to the functional SD card reader, this 3D printed kit is a testament to the possibilities that arise when combining old-school nostalgia with a 3D printer.
You can see the full parts list and download the 3D models for printing the retro machine over at Printables, right here.
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