I wanted a working PC for a 1/3 scale BJD. A Raspberry PI was an obvious choice, but couldn’t find a design I liked, that was easy to build, and looked like a classic tower PC.
As this is mainly for show, I used a Pi 1 that I had – I may rebuild for a Pi 4 in the future. The keyboard and mouse are bluetooth, so the USB ports were always going to have BT and Wifi dongles in them, so they’re not externally accessible.
Power and SD card are arranged to be accessible on the rear, plus there’s a panel mounted Phono connector to bring out the video. I added a 40mm fan, and a power LED – mainly because they look cool, but they do add functionality.
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