We’re definitely fools of techy’s points’s old computers, but put in raspberry pie We will be very excited. Today, we have a great retro upgrade project to share with a manufacturer named Jeremy Cook who decided to upgrade the old Minitel 1B terminal with Raspberry Pi 3B.
According to Cook, Minitel was discovered in a garage auction a few years ago. The idea is to replace the internal hardware with Pi and batteries to facilitate portability. This evolved into our final project today, which also includes some upgraded features.
The biggest physical change you will notice is the screen, which is replaced by a 10.4-inch LCD panel. This requires some 3D printed components to be properly installed in the original Minitel housing. The keyboard is original, but Arduino Pro Micro is used to simulate a USB HID keyboard for Pi.
In order to increase portability, Cook used a 12V lithium-ion battery. The battery can be charged via external USB access. There is even a battery-shaped LED indicator, you can check the available power at a specific moment.
We often insist that The best Raspberry Pi project It is a project that you can recreate at home. Fortunately, this project is 100% open source.If you want to learn how to upgrade Minitel yourself, check out the complete guide created by Jeremy Cook at textbook.