3D Printers - New Tech protecting our new "TI-Toys" (Updated 07/6/2018)
3D Printing TI-99/4A TIPI Omega-TI RPi RPi2 RPi3 Raspberry Pi Pi
Currently, few people have a decent 3D printer, even fewer people have the design skills to create cool stuff on them. It's really no problem because here at AtariAge we have a diverse community. We have people with almost every skill to fill almost every available niche. One member, who goes by "COREi64" has the printers (currently four), the skill set and the desire to make cool stuff for us.
His first design, the 32K case was a work of art. I was so impressed I had to have one, but then something wonderful happened… TIPI hit the market. So sadly, I can't use that brand new case. But my loss gave me the idea for this blog entry. If YOU know what the future holds, YOU can make better decisions and save a few bucks at the same time! So this blog entry will show you what is going to be available, and what is currently available.
A case for the 32K Memory Expansion
Phase One (Completed)
Not everyone needs or wants a TIPI. Some folks are perfectly happy with a FinalGROM99 cartridge and the 32K memory expansion board. For those folks, COREi64 has the solution for you. See the video (below) for that item.
If this case interests you, it's available by the creator on eBay << CLICK HERE >> or his website
by << CLICKING HERE >>.
A Single Case Enclosing BOTH the 32K & TIPI Boards
Phase Two (Completed)
The 32K/TIPI case is available on his website << HERE >> which is slightly cheaper than the eBay offering
<< HERE >>. So if you want to avoid the eBay fees, click the first one!
NOTE: If you live in the United States. fellow TI user Greg, (ArcadeShopper) is currently selling these cases << HERE>>. It's the same case, made by the same guy, but you save a fair amount on shipping.
A Matching Case for the RPi
Phase Three (Completed)
This enclosure will be of use to current design TIPI users, and future users of the planned P-Box version. This design became available on 06/23/2018. This new case is a complete work of art and consists of a three piece construction, box, lid and base. It went through many revisions to get form and function melded into one beautiful unit. I truly doubt this enclosure will remain a secret to us TI'ers... I think a lot of non-TI Raspberry Pi users will want this unique case too.
To order the RPi 2 & 3 version, the RPi 3 only version or even a custom face plate << CLICK HERE >>.
Watch the video for a better look!
Single Unit Design
Phase Four (Future)
This case promises to be amazing as it will enclose and protect everything… all in one case:
1) The Speech Synthesizer
2) The 32K Memory Expansion
3) The TIPI Interface Board
4) The RPi 3
...and there WILL be a removable window for the << Adafruit PiOLED display >>.
Currently, the designer has a couple of projects ahead of this final case in the lineup, so it might be a while.
This section will be updated as progress continues, including video.