The Raspberry Pi 5 has barely been on the scene for 2 months and makers are already on the lookout for their subsequent slice of Raspberry Pi. YouTuber Explaining Computer systems has constructed what they contemplate to be the Pi 500, a Raspberry Pi 5 based mostly model of the Raspberry Pi 400.
Explaining Computer systems is the channel identify for Christopher Barnatt a contract tutorial with 25 years expertise of lecturing at Nottingham College’s Enterprise College. Barnett is a number one identify within the Raspberry Pi group.
Barnatt’s venture includes a Raspberry Pi 5, a chiclet keyboard (we do not suppose it can make our listing of finest keyboards) and a SATA SSD related through a USB to M.2 SATA adapter. Barnatt mentions that the construct might use the upcoming M.2 HAT as soon as it’s launched.
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The Raspberry Pi 5 is buried deep inside the case, however Barnatt has a plethora of ports damaged out to the again of the case because of a collection of extension cables. Together with a full dimension HDMI port. The Raspberry Pi 5 might be faraway from the case, a proven fact that Barnatt highlights early within the video. Which means it may be changed for one more mannequin of Raspberry Pi.
How did Barnatt assemble the case? Utilizing the finest 3D printer or laser cutter? Nope. Barnatt went old-fashioned utilizing the ABS plastic sheet, higher referred to as Plasticard. Sure the age previous mannequin making materials, used to assemble Star Destroyers, insurgent bases and architectural fashions was chosen as the fabric for the case. Plasticard is simple to chop, simply rating after which “snap” to supply a clear and sharp edge. Barnatt took his measurements and went to work.
Utilizing a number of plasticard and mannequin filler, Barnatt built-in the keyboard into the case after which carried out a match take a look at. Routing the cables and holding them in place to get a really feel for the way the venture will look within the remaining construct. Barnatt’s intelligent thought of utilizing plasticard shims to lift the USB, Ethernet and HDMI ports is one thing that we will use in a future venture.
The ultimate a part of the venture is the place the case will get its coloration. Barnatt elected for a beige coloration, much like the Amiga 500 and Apple II. We hope that the construct will not want “retro-brighting” for a few years to return. In contrast to many Amiga 500s (ours included).
Barnatt has launched the construct directions through the Neighborhood part of his YouTube channel.