A computer with a Fallout style terminal drive

Original author: LowBudgetTech, CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0
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The author of this development did not set out to accurately repeat the terminal from a particular game in the Fallout series. It turned out, rather, a free retelling, but beautiful. And he "grunts" a real drive and reads and writes real diskettes.

The future has arrived. We

present the first home computer of the Jupiter series - Callisto J-29
(Callisto - one of the moons of Jupiter - translator) .

The latest Z-29 processor with a monstrous clock frequency of 1 MHz will provide you with the features * that will last for a long time in our volatile world.

Just imagine how the Callisto J-29 will help you both at home and at work. With the appropriate software, he can do anything from calculating the family budget to teaching children math.

In the evening, you can relax by playing one of the pre-installed interesting games in Python.

All-in-one PC

You won’t need to choose a balanced combination of components. A CRT, a drive, a keyboard, and a 32-bit computer are all housed in a single all-in-one package.

1.44-megabyte storage A

built-in 3.5-inch drive provides quick access to your programs and data. You will be on the crest of a wave in the world of modern drives. Forever say no to loss of information.

So, if you are looking for a home personal computer system, it is worth taking a closer look at Callisto J-29.

Meet at the nearest Circuit City store.

Only $ 3895. The productivity is huge, the price is not.


Or just type yourself the same.

Embedding the Raspberry Pi in a keyboard designed for it and thereby obtaining a form factor similar to home computers of the eighties is great, but the author of this design wanted to make a candy bar similar to the TRS-80 model 3 terminal or the Minitel terminal. Monoblocks with an external keyboard like the same TRS-80, but Model 2, or Iskra-226, seemed to him looking too modern. Built-in, and no half measures!

The most important part of the design is the keyboard, snapping like a real vintage one. Keyboards with button mechanisms in blue cases are reasonably priced and available on Amazon.

Monitors with the required diagonal are either too expensive or too thick. But to find on the same Amazon a model that is suitable for both parameters, still managed. The author decided not to disassemble the monitor, but to design the model so that it fits together with the case. From a translator: figure out how to cool, here Pikachu062 with its inimitable “without a cooler will burn” may be right.

The easiest way was to get a drive. USB drives are widespread and inexpensive.

The actual computer is the Raspberry Pi Model 3 B +.


Keyboard - choose an option with button mechanisms in blue cases.

Monitorequipped with an HDMI cable. At the moment it is sold out (appeared again, but has risen in price - the translator). Choose the 10.1-inch option. By remaking the model for printing, you can adapt the LCD monitor from POS, equipped with an HDMI-VGA converter.

"Malinka . "

Drive . Works with the "Malinka" better than the previous model.

Substrate for 3D printing .

Superglue .

Hardware M3x10 mm .

PLA filament .

USB hub with power .


Floppy disks.

Switch with a cover - this is in Fallout style.

Retro keycaps .

Memory card.

Raspberry power cord.

USB extension cable .

Connector of two RJ45 plugs .

To print the case (there are a lot of files and they are here ) two filament spools will go! If significant strength is not required, you can meet one. Printing will take from 10 to 18 hours. Get big flat parts. They did not stay on the printer table - they crawled, the backing helped, with it everything worked right away.

After each print, clean the table with isopropyl alcohol and microfiber.

Print the first layer by warming the table to 90 ° C, then reduce its temperature to 55 ° C.

Parts must not bend or adhere like glue.

How to make parts durable but inexpensive? One hundred percent filling is not suitable. It takes a lot of perimeters. Three to four perimeters on each side with a small filling - and the part is durable. Here are the parameters for Cura:

Layer thickness: 0.20 mm
Shell thickness: 1.2 or 1.6 mm
Upper and lower layer thickness: 0.6 or 0.8 mm
Filling: 10%
Printing speed: 55 mm / s
Nozzle temperature : 220 ° C
Table temperature: 90 ° C for the first layer, 55 ° C for subsequent
Supports: everywhere

Supports will not increase noticeably the duration of printing, but parts will not crack at the locations of fasteners, switches, drives and keyboards.

For the author, this is the first publication on Thingiverse. Praise and criticism are accepted. Feel free to modify the model. The author plans to develop several more cases for computers and peripherals.

After assembly, connect the parts with pins to make sure they fit together. Check if the keyboard and monitor are suitable for the compartments intended for them. Glue the halves of the keyboard panel, the pins will hold them in the correct position until the glue hardens. Do the same with half the bottom, and glue the four quarters of the monitor panel into two halves. Many small details are turned into four large. Glue the keyboard panel to the bottom, then the bottom of the monitor panel to the base, and the top of the monitor panel to the bottom. Glue together four quarters of the back wall. Leave the case alone for 24 hours. Place the keyboard, monitor, drive, RJ-45 plug connector, and USB extension cable in place. They will hold without glue. Fasten the raspberry with the hardware M2.5 or M3, and after

Pass the USB hub power cable through the hole in the back. A five-volt power supply take a dual-ampere. Power on all components except the drive and keyboard from the hub. Connect the drive and keyboard to the "raspberry", from which they will also be powered. Connect the monitor to the raspberry. Make sure the drive emits a short sound each time it is turned on.

The switch can either control the “raspberry” programmatically through the GPIO, or simply turn off the power of the entire hub.

Although simulators of Fallout terminals exist, the author decided that the Linux console already looks quite Fallout-style.

Kote thinks so too.

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