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Raspberry Pi 2-Player Cyberdeck Arcade Looks Like a Vintage Computer

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(Image credit: Crookdmouth)

We’ve covered many Raspberry Pi cyberdecks over the years, but we’ve never seen one quite like this, created by a maker known as Crookdmouth over at Reddit (opens in new tab). This cyberdeck provides essential computing functions and doubles as a portable, 2-player arcade with a retro PC design.

According to Crookdmouth, TRS-80 MC-10, which they had growing up, and other machines in the coco (colored computer) family were the inspiration behind the design. It has a small screen between two sets of arcade controls along the top, while the bottom consists of a mechanical keyboard. There are two handles on the sides for portability. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Raspberry Pi project without a Pi inside.

Crookdmouth has opted to use a Raspberry Pi model 3B for this project with a Pimoroni HyperPixel 4.0 Square for the screen. The unit can run on the go thanks to an Anker PowerCore 26800, providing up to 12 hours of continuous power.

Crookdmouth constructed the case from scratch. The housing is made primarily from wood with a sleek gray and black color scheme. An on/off switch can signal power to the unit through either battery or AC power. Some ports are accessible on the sides, including a MicroSD slot, a USB port, an HDMI port, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

To get a closer look at this project, check out the original thread shared to Reddit (opens in new tab) and explore the Imgur (opens in new tab) album for details on the creation process.

Ash Hill
Freelance News and Features Writer

Ash Hill is a Freelance News and Features Writer at Tom's Hardware US. She manages the Pi projects of the month and much of our daily Raspberry Pi reporting.

  • cosmith71
    Could we possibly replace the term "colored computer" with "Color Computer" which is the correct name of the model and much less cringey?

    Thanks!
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  • Jimbo01
    Its worth noting that the correct spelling is COLOUR. At least in the UK.
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  • cosmith71
    Was it even sold in the UK? I know they had the Dragon over there which was pretty much identical. I'm still sticking with "Color Computer" since that's what it was labeled.

    https://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=508
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  • Jimbo01
    The Raspberry Pi was designed and is manufactured in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
    Reply
  • cosmith71
    The TRS-80/Tandy Color Computer, not the RPi.
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