Hi and first of all, sorry for my English.
I' m an old time computer geek, first with a ZX Spectrum Plus, then with an Amiga 500, before start using a Windows Pc.
Years (MANY years) have passed but I' m still in love with the old home computers, those with the entire hardware inside a big keyboard.
It' s just aestehical, not a necessity for sure, but I think the "Keyboard PCs" really had more character.
I searched a lot in the Internet and I found that I' m not the only to like the idea, with many hobbysts or technicians trying (and managing) to put a Raspberry in a keyboard.
Usually a Raspberry Zero in a standard keyboard, but one guy (I found the link here in this Forum) managed to do it with a Pi 2, but with lot of modifications and desoldering.
Another guy did a maxi keyboard with a 3D printer and put a rapsberry 3 inside, (he called it "AMI-PI").
This should be the example to follow as I see it, to keep price lower as possible and ot make it possible for everyone, also non-technicians (even kids!) to assemble their computer with their own hands.
I played five minutes with MS Paint and an A500+ picture and come out with something that, if well made and in the market under 50 euros, I would buy immediately.
I think such a thing could be more iconic, like old Commodores, ZXs, MSXs etc., something that you recognize at first glance.
Maybe it could have the standard Raspberry colours schemes, white-red and black-blue.
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Last edited by HR78
on Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:26 pm, edited 2 times in total.
I have a Raspberry Pi 3B+ (and I' m sorry for the level of my English)