It was time to improve the performance of this Raspberry C64 Pi computer by adding the official regulated fan to the case. I also added a USB audio adapter to improve the sound quality. With these two inexpensive upgrades, the Raspberry Pi performs much better and the audio quality is much improved.
Running A Raspberry Pi 4 in a C64 case with fully functional keyboard and USB hub.
I integrated a Raspberry Pi 4 into a Commodore C64 Maxi case. The Pi uses the integrated keyboard and the USB hub. An integrated power supply provides power to both, the Pi and the C64, which now run in parallel. The Raspberry Pi boots from an internal SSD drive, turning this machine into a full desktop computer that can also run Retro Pi for true retro gaming.
- The C64 Maxi
- Raspberry Pi 4 with 4GGB RAM
- 2.5″ Western Digital 240GB SSD
- StarTech 2.5″ SATA to USB 3.0 Adapter
- Mean Well NES-35-5, 5V 7A, Power Supply
- Adafruit HDMI Round Panel Mount Plug
- Adafruit RJ-45 Ethernet Round Panel Mount Adapter Plug
- Adafruit Panel Mount Stereo Audio Extension Cable
- Raspberry Pi Micro HDMI to Standard HDMI Cable
- JST, PH, B4B, 4 Way, 1 Row, Straight PCB Header
- JST, PH, B2B, 2 Way, 1 Row, Straight PCB Header
- Bulgin BZM27/Z0000/53B Power Switch
The technical drawings are available here.raspberry-c64-pi-mounting-plate
I created this LEGO compatible Raspberry Pi mount so that I can add it to my BrickPi robot. You can use two pins or axles to close the lock. You can download the latest version of the 3D model from Autodesk and you may need Fusion 360 to work with the file. An optimized version for for affordable 3D printers is also available. I increased the tolerances in this model. I also uploaded it to GrabCAD.