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We discuss loads about micro-computer and micro-controller mods right here, and that is primarily as a result of we expect they’re superior. Every week, if not on daily basis, we see extra superb and inspirational mods on the way to use these cheap little gadgets in cool and artistic methods. Or, we simply see somebody who decides to make a fantastic case mod out of some retro tech.

Today, we have got a case mod from some retro tech that appears fairly unimaginable. Using a basic VTech Talking Whiz-Kid Redditor u/ThisIsTheNewSleeve posted up what they name the Ceres 1. For our European readers, although, we must always level out that there is no such thing as a relation to the basic Swiss Ceres Workstation by Niklaus Wirth from 1987. Funnily sufficient, although, the Talking Whiz-Kid that was used was additionally from 1987.

How the Talking Whiz-Kid Started Before the Raspberry Pi Mod

ThisIsTheNewSleeve, helpfully determined to doc their progress as they made their progress on constructing out this enjoyable little Raspberry Pi powered gadget. The first step being gutting the Whiz-Kid, after all. After pulling out the entire elements of the basic instructional gadget and 3D printing some new brackets to mount the Raspberry Pi, cyberdeck, keyboard, and display screen it is able to go. You’ve obtained your self a nifty little moveable Pi gadget, nice for gaming on the go too!

Add a contact of black paint and this stunning little retro gadget has became a Raspberry Pi game station like subsequent to no different. While we will not assure the provision of a Talking Whiz-Kid from 1987, if in case you have some retro tech you may undoubtedly construct your personal enjoyable little retro merchandise with related {hardware}. The creator used a mixture of some easy Cherry MX Red Switches they discovered on aliexpress. The keyboard itself is a mixture of a 5×5 module keyboard defined right here and a Gherkin 30-Key keyboard, defined right here.

All the elements of the mod damaged down in a photograph

In mixture with this, there was, after all a Raspberry Pi within the combine, which may simply be bought from Amazon. There are undoubtedly different elements combined in as effectively, however the creator didn’t publish up a elements record. Though from the picture above we are able to undoubtedly see a small display screen, a board with further IO, a speaker, a battery, what seems like an additional board to drive the sound higher, and a small fan for cooling. Check out the entire gallery.