Retro lovers have seen in Free Hardware a powerful weapon to recover old game consoles and old gadgets that are no longer manufactured. But it has also allowed new game console models to be created inspired by old consoles, such as the ZX Spectrum Next Laptop, a customized version of the old ZX Spectrum.
The success of the Announcement of the new ZX Spectrum led the creator of the ZX Spectrum Next Laptop to dedicate himself to creating this model. For its construction it only needed a Raspberry Pi Zero board, a 3D printer and a lot of imagination. The result has been a retro-looking laptop that works well and doubles as a portable retro game console.
The interface of this new console closely resembles the old ZX Spectrum and the video games of this console can be played on ZX Spectrum Next Laptop due to the emulator it has. Come on, in essence it doesn't change much from other projects: the base is still Raspberry Pi, but the case changes to create the gadget.
ZX Spectrum Next Laptop owns a Raspberry Pi Zero, a not very powerful but extremely light SBC board that will allow us to have enough to run any video game emulator.
The design of the ZX Spectrum Next Laptop was made through design programs and printed with a 3D printer. The designs can be obtained through the Dan Birch profile in the dorchester 3D repository. The creation method is simple and with a 3D printer, It will only take a few minutes to have this original laptop that also has game console functions.
Personally, I find it interesting, although if what you are looking for is to play the ZX Spectrum, perhaps the best thing is the new console model, something more efficient and more dedicated to video game lovers. Do not you think?