Παρασκευή, 30 Ιουνίου 2017

Raspberry Pi CRAY 0 Edition

Original LED Mod:
https://goddess-gate.com/projects/en/raspi/raspiledmeter


So I bought one of these boards to see what is all about.
I think they are amazing pieces of hardware.
My first board was a Zero second edition with bluetooth and WiFi support on board.
Quite fast on terminal mode while working in headless mode and terribly slow with the GUI.
At least a Pi3b was donated to me from my friends today on my birthday :-)

So, what is this post about?

We had an idea on http://flashback-computing.com/ to make a bbs and the first candidate was my Pi Zero.
Immediately the first thing the crossed my mind was a proper case for this kind of duty that would appealed with the seriousness of the situation :-D

I thought that a CRAY case would match like a charm, so I started scavenging parts to use as I wanted to make it with what I could find on my path.
It wasn't about money I just felt that way it should be done, like a machine from a fallout generation.

Enough talking, let's see some pictures.



A piece of industrial PVC pipe was used for the main body.


A slice for the "door"

Small pieces of wood

A bit of painting


It begins to take shape


Now it's time for a CPU Usage LED mod


Everything is wired up

Testing threshold

Roger, 100%
 A black CD was used for the roof top.
Removed the paint to become semi-transparent

 Eeehhmm, a piece of rubber from a toilet flush...




Testing CPU usage once more


Behold! The Beast's internal organs


A USB plus Ethernet hub

Connected to a VGA screen via an HDMI adapter.
PS2 to USB keyboard controller.
Laser bluetooth mouse




That's all for now!

2 σχόλια:

  1. Άψογος Vince! Έδωσες στο ράσμπι σου, την διάσταση που του ταιριάζει. Το έχεις ψάξει πολύ και μπράβο σου!

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