Sunday, 17 March 2013

Raspberry Pi Laptop!

So I have two raspberry pi's I love them but its a pain to hook it upto the telly when i want to use it, or a monitor its just not very portable...unless you buy a tiny 3 or 5 inch screen which is just not practical/cheap and you still need to lug a keyboard and mouse around too.

So what we need is a laptop thats powered by a Pi

so after a week of finding the bits and peices and taking a few bits to get it all running i present to you, the raspberry pi-lappy.


The above shows the FULL HD 13" screen with full sized keyboard and touchpad (with the pi to the left, powered over usb!)

This shows the odd and worryingly bastardised connector at the back, i need to tidy this up but its too late at night to get the dremel out. But it nicely shows that only two cables are needed in the end, USB to connect keyboard/trackpad and provide power and the HDMI connection for the screen.

Once I sort out the connector to be a little more robust/tidy I shall work on some other aesthetics and life should be good.

2 comments:

Victor Guerra said...

Please tell us how you connected the video. With a converter from HDMI to VGA? And what software did you install in the Laptop.
Thanks

Victor Guerra said...

Please tell us how you connected the video. With a converter from HDMI to VGA? And what software did you install in the Laptop.
Thanks