Home » Uncategorized » Laptop Repair Specialist creates Unique Raspberry Pi Mini-Laptop
raspberrypi2

Laptop Repair Specialist creates Unique Raspberry Pi Mini-Laptop

Your ads will be inserted here by

Easy Plugin for AdSense.

Please go to the plugin admin page to
Paste your ad code OR
Suppress this ad slot.

When it comes to the Raspberry Pi, there are an abundant amount of uses for the $35 hobbyist board. Not too long ago, we covered how to use your Pi as an XBMC device for your living room. While that is cool way to use your Pi, it doesn’t even begin to compare to a brand new project described and put together by Nathan Morgan.

Morgan is a 10-year veteran in Dell PC repair and recently took to his business’ blog to bring would-be PC builders a detailed instructional guide on how to put together a Raspberry Pi mini-PC. While the total costs of such a device are probably going to be higher than your average netbook (at around $400), that’s not the point.

For us tinkerers, it’s just fun to show off what we were able to accomplish, more than anything.

The project utilizes a 3D printer for the case and other components like a low-resolution LCD screen, a QWERTY/touchpad mobile keyboard and a 64GB SSD drive. According to Morgan, the mini-laptop provides 10 hours of battery life and runs on the default Raspbian OS.

Such a project takes a reasonable level of knowledge to build, and probably is best suited for the veteran tinkerer. Still, if you want to give it a shot for yourself, head to the source link for more information on what is needed to put the laptop together.

[ source ]

About Andrew Grush

Check Also

wii-oculus-rift-hoverboard

Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.

131129-amz

Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.

131129-google

Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games

131129-gtab

Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin ...

131128-diy

Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.

131128-apple

No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.

  • Paul

    This reminds me of 1980 when I bought my incredible Sinclair ZX-81 kit for $99 & souped it up: 64k Ram, full keyboard, floppy disk drive, monitor, dot matrix printer, word processing & spreadsheet. Now I am 83 years old & still doing computer repair & building them. I ama retired pastor who used my Sinclair in our church office.

  • Pooua

    Thanks for the interesting article. I’ve been toying with ideas for the Raspberry Pi for a while.

    I believe you mean either that this project is for the veteran tinkerer, or isn’t for the neophyte tinkerer.