The Joopyter Personal Terminal is a homemade portable computer that combines modern tech with 1980s design. Designed and built by a hardware hacker that goes by the name of Gian, the system was inspired by the discovery of a mini thermal receipt printer, but evolved to include a custom keyboard, hinge, and display placed alongside that keyboard.
The design and build process is outlined in a Github repository.
At the heart of this custom computer is a Raspberry Pi Zero W single-board computer. But it’s connected to a thermal printer, a 2.8 inch piTFT display, a 15,600 mAh power bank, and everything is stuffed inside a custom 3D-printed chassis with a custom-designed and hand-wired keyboard plus a hinge that was inspired by another DIY retro-inspired computer: YARH.IO’s THEBRICK.
While the Joopyter may not be the most portable laptop available in 2022 due to its chunky design, it has a built-in handle that makes it easy to carry.