Close

Does this project spark your interest?

Become a member to follow this project and don't miss any updates

pi/arduino portable computer

A awesome not really pocket sized but still pretty small portable raspberry pi with arduino project.

Similar projects worth following

This project was created on 06/22/2014 and last updated 7 days ago.

Description
This is a story is about a boy who is 15 years old, And he wanted to build something he would really like to have. So he started building took some old stuff from his parents en builded his first prototype. It's awesome he tough!! But then he realized it should have a nice case and he took out what he builded and made a really dumb mistake and the display died...
so he needed another display so he ordered one and it arrived. It was a nice 3.5" screen and it used composite video. He builded his second prototype but his raspberry pi broke. not again he tough and he gave up. But then a few weeks later he got a new raspberry pi for his birthday, yeah!! He started building the final prototype his third one and it is even more awesome. It has a raspberry pi b+ in it and also has a arduino that is used as a second option to display stuff and to work with the buttons.
Hopefully I won't destroy this one but I learned a lot with this project, And also I destroyed a lot.
but it was worth it.
Details

Coming soon....

Components
  • 1 × display To make it portable it should be small end use less power. mine will be 3.5"
  • 1 × computer(with composite video and must run on 5v) It does not matter which computer you take, but in this project I am using a Raspberry pi B.
  • 1 × wood case just wood not to thick

Project logs
  • added backspace and space

    7 days ago • 0 comments

    Now the keyboard is ready I added the two last buttons that can be accesed by the thumbs. And I am still able to remove the board and buttons.

  • putted together

    11 days ago • 0 comments

    Today I putted the whole thing together.

    1. The main 3.5'' display .
    2. This are the button to control the computer. It is made a bit like the neotype(http://hackaday.io/project/1386-neotype-haptic-computing) project of Paul Beaudet..
    3. This is a arduino pro mini placed to control the buttons.
    4. this is the power part for the rpi it uses 4 aa bateries and a buck converter to convert it to 5v.
    5. The rpi b+ it self it is screwed down with 4 2m screws. The best fiting screws are 2.5m but in the shop were I buy all my screws they told they were pretty rare.

  • Prototyping.

    14 days ago • 0 comments

    So I started over and I wanted something simple to interface with many buttons so I took a arduino pro mini and some buttons.

    Here I have connected some buttons I tried a few ways and went programming. I will publish the code later on because I still need to try it out on the final board. but it compiled flawlessly.

View all 8 project logs

Discussions

j0z0r pwn4tr0n wrote 12 days ago null point

Keep it up, I like what you are doing! I'm currently working on a portable Pi, although I'm just trying to make an emulator box with a screen to take camping. Still, there's a lot of similarities. I want to eventually make a mini Pi laptop, although I haven't finalized any of the design details yet. Anyway, great job! I can't wait to see the end result

Are you sure? [yes] / [no]

YourHero wrote 5 months ago null point

Great project hope to see more. I'm in the works of building a pi/ arduino/breadboard laptop myself. I want the main components to be accessible for prototyping on the go.

Are you sure? [yes] / [no]

bram wrote 5 months ago null point

thanks, same here want to prototype on the go .

Are you sure? [yes] / [no]

Adam Fabio wrote 6 months ago null point

Hi bram! I hope you enjoyed seeing your project on The Hacklet! Thanks for entering The Hackaday Prize! Now that you're a prize entrant, we need a few more updates - don't forget to the video requirements! Good luck!

Are you sure? [yes] / [no]

bram wrote 6 months ago null point

Thanks, I am gona make a new video today.

Are you sure? [yes] / [no]

Ohm's Claw wrote 6 months ago null point

Love the build. How are you interfacing the Pi with the screen?

Are you sure? [yes] / [no]

bram wrote 6 months ago null point

thanks. I interface it in a very simple way, on there was a av in port so I checked the pin-out and soldered the rca jack of the rpi directly to it :) . the only down side is that every time I boot it up I need to change the video input with the remote :(

Are you sure? [yes] / [no]

Similar projects