Friday, January 6, 2017

Original Retro Design for a DIY Computer #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

from Original Retro Design for a DIY Computer #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
by Zay

Really strong work here. Xavi Lazaro from Spain created an original retro computer design and then built it from the ground up. The final product is above — but check out the original design sketches:

Here’s more from Xavi — via Element 14 Community Blog

I remember when I was like seven or eight, when my dad started showing me the world of retro computers. At first it seemed a little boring: why focus on old machines when you have brand new PCs and gaming consoles with a way more possibilities? But as I grew up, I started to think in the ”how”, more than in the ”what” of Spectrums, Commodores, Amstrads… How could people make games in the 80’s without any programmation platforms? Coding drew my attention. So I though it would be great to build one of that computers with my dad, learning new things about tech and about designing a machine!

And more stills from production:

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