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Retrotube puts your Raspberry Pi inside a 1950s TV

As the Retrotube is driven by a Raspberry Pi 3, you can run Raspian, Chromium, or any other Linux distro as your base OS. (Source: Dan Michel)
As the Retrotube is driven by a Raspberry Pi 3, you can run Raspian, Chromium, or any other Linux distro as your base OS. (Source: Dan Michel)
There are many Raspberry Pi cases, but none quite so unique as the Retrotube. Taking its design cues from a 1950s TV, the handmade Retrotube sports an 8-inch 4:3 ratio LCD screen, analogue sound controls, and a lacquered wood finish.

Do you like retro things? Do you get nostalgic thinking about your old black and white TV with analog sound? Perhaps you want an arcade setup but want to keep the decor classy? Dan Michael's Retrotube — an all-in-one Raspberry Pi setup with a handmade wood finish — might just be the thing for you.

The Retrotube features a spacious 8-inch 4:3 ratio LCD screen, stereo speakers, and analogue controls on the front. On the back, access to the Raspberry Pi's ports is quick and easy, with folding door providing complete access to the LCD's hardware controls as well as the Pi itself.

While it is just a fancy handmade case for a Raspberry Pi (and thus can do anything you can do with a Pi), there's certainly something to be said for the fit, finish, and form-factor of this custom-made project. The Retrotube is available on Etsy for US$275, or for US$325 including the Pi 3 pre-installed.

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(Source: Dan Michel)
(Source: Dan Michel)

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Douglas Black, 2017-06-13 (Update: 2017-06-13)
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