Maz_Baz's Raspberry Pi-Powered, 3D-Printed Cyberdeck Gives the Rebel Alliance Pathfinders a New Tool
3D-printed chassis, inspired by Star Wars aesthetics, houses an off-the-shelf Raspberry Pi touchscreen, Bluetooth keyboard, and USB battery.
Redditor Maz_Baz has built a Raspberry Pi-powered cyberdeck that any Star Wars fan would love to lug around, inspired by the aesthetics of the Rebel Alliance Pathfinders and near-completely 3D-printed.
"Pathfinders are the special forces troops of the Rebel Alliance," Baz explains of the inspiration behind the design, "and I wanted to create something that one of their techs might lug into battle — Field Terminal — for quick hacks into Imperial systems or airstrike coordination. Or in my case, a tactical way to go from my desk to my couch."
The Star Wars-inspired housing is 3D printed as individual components, and houses a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B single-board computer along with a compact 4" Mieuzei Raspberry Pi 4 touchscreen with case and cooling fan, a Jelly Comb foldable Bluetooth keyboard, and an Anker PowerCore 13000 USB battery pack as a power source.
"The monitor prints will house the entire LCD screen/Raspberry Pi combo," Baz notes. "It helps to have a L-shaped USB C connection as this attaches at the bottom of the monitor and needs to be able to clear the bottom during swing movements."
Baz's own example was printed on a Creality Ender 3 Pro from PLA, and required a small amount of finishing — sanding the bolts and bolt housings, primarily — to ensure the folding system worked correctly.
More details on the project can be found in the Reddit thread, while the design files are available on Thingiverse.