Handheld Kali Pi V2

my aim was to have a handheld Pi with optimal battery and power

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to get the touchscreen working on a Pi 2 (only one i have tested this project on) i started plugged into an hdmi and did

cd ~


sudo cp dt-blob.bin /boot/

then in /boot/config.txt





# Disable spi and i2c, we need these pins.



# enable the DPI display



# set up the hsync/vsync/clock polarity and format


# set up the size to 800x480



hdmi_cvt=800 480 60 6

for kali you need to edit config this way as it places the file differently

mkdir boot

mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 ~/boot

nano ~/boot/config.txt

FInally there is a python configuration tool adafruit has available but it crashes the Kippah!! dont do it from kali!! only from a normal raspian

Add florence virtual keyboard and youre good to go!

  • 1 × 8GB Class 10 SD card
  • 1 × 2000MAH lipo battery
  • 1 × 7inch Adafruit TFT
  • 1 × Raspberry Pi V2
  • 1 × Adafruit Powerboost and switch

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  • nexus 5

    fhlipZero11/10/2015 at 18:51 0 comments

    so interesting twist to my whole project here, i was hit with realization on day that no matter what i do, this thing looks very sketchy. Then it dawned on me that if i wanted a small, portable, kali platform... a nexus 5 is available for just about what i put into building this thing, and looks a ton cleaner. i am more than likely abandoning this for the time being since i am now focusing on actually using the tool rather than building it

  • 7in and plastic hell

    fhlipZero06/29/2015 at 23:10 0 comments

    Project currently sits in plastic and 7in screen trim. Little on the hefty side but still packs a good punch. May switch back to the 5in if i can make the battery fit right

  • touch screen calibration!

    fhlipZero04/19/2015 at 16:42 0 comments

    finally figured out the easiest way

    just add adafruits repo

    curl -SLs | sudo bash

    install xinput-calibrator


  • forgot to add

    fhlipZero04/19/2015 at 10:04 0 comments

    the pi has been modified to fit this project well!

    ive always had an obsession with trimming the usbs down to 2 instead of 4 and used to unsolder the whole stack and resolder new single ports

    With this one i decided to just trim the first port off as well as the metal cover around it leaving the top usb ports old terminals still exposed and the bottoms intact

    This enabled me to run a super short micro usb cable from the pi to the touch screen controller in an effort to keep it as clean as possible


    fhlipZero04/19/2015 at 08:15 0 comments

    this project started using an adafruit 3.5 tft which while useful when using scripted attacks was fun, was still limited and hard to use by the screen size. Adafruit kindly released the new Kippah tft driver board allowing larger screens to be used without the cumbersome hdmi cables needed by others.

    This project now consists of a Pi 2, 4400mah battery from my fona pi, 7in tft, adafruit kippah, and adafruit powerboost.

    Power is sent from the boost into the screen then the pi clips into the kippah keeping everything nice and neat. Also attached a power switch to the side of the boost.

    Finally kali was installed and configured for the tft and kippah. There seems to be a bug in Kali where it has a gpio mapped that interferes with the kippah causing a blue hue over the screen. Nothing major just annoying

    Case soon to come as this is hard to pocket without something catching :P

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Wilson K Bradley wrote 08/18/2015 at 20:46 point

Now working with latest Kali 2.0 /Raspberry Pi 2 / LCD 3.5 and Edimax USB doggle.

Got display working great, would be nice if there was a script to sense the HDMI port and send display to that when detected , else to LCD scree. 

Anyway, will be trying to get the Access Point working for headless control from conecting clients to Pi.

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fhlipZero wrote 08/30/2015 at 00:06 point

im probably gonna hold off on kali 2.0 for my hand held, seems to run stupidly slow and a bit buggy on my pi 2 so far, makes it hard to get anything done

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Wilson K Bradley wrote 06/09/2015 at 21:55 point

Got Pi2, 3.5 LCD , and Kali full installed and working..  added a 

Netgear usb (rl8188cus) chipset

Here is something I wan't to add to this project. An Ad-Hoc or access point to connect to the device headless and work from there.. SSH, FTP, VNC etc.. 

I want to set it up to connect with any device. So far I got to point where SSID is visible to anyone, however it will not connect. Running DHCP server

If anyone has that chipset, PLEASE try it and let me know..


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fhlipZero wrote 06/10/2015 at 11:10 point

I had that working for a while but eventually scrapped it in favor of the touch screen. I ended up doing static ips but doing dhcp shouldn't be hard. I'll play with it tonight and post and update though

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Wilson K Bradley wrote 06/23/2015 at 17:19 point

Thanks.. I have tried to get this working forever. I also got a Edimax EW7811UN uses the RTL8188CUS Chipset

Would be nice to set this up as a access point and connect with any device.

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fhlipZero wrote 06/23/2015 at 21:15 point

i have a couple of those edimax ew7811un's and ended up configuring them as an ad-hoc network to control it with my phone, the 7811un isnt capable of access point mode,  i did purchase an alfa AWUS036NEH which will do access point mode along with deauth for wireless attacks!

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fhlipZero wrote 06/26/2015 at 13:09 point

scratch that, follow his guys tut to replace the apt version of hostapd which doesn't support it

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Wilson K Bradley wrote 05/01/2015 at 18:33 point

Screen comes on and after sitting at terminal prompt ,  artifacts after a few minutes..

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fhlipZero wrote 05/03/2015 at 22:16 point

hmm sounds like a power issue, how are you powering yours? 

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fhlipZero wrote 04/15/2015 at 21:43 point

yep since I did this they released the pi-tft-helper and its many times easier now! I've started a tablet project with the new kippah that'll most likely take the place of this one 

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Wilson K Bradley wrote 04/15/2015 at 21:27 point

Followed the standard Adafruit instructions and the console works now. ;-)

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Wilson K Bradley wrote 04/15/2015 at 11:46 point

Thanks for the info..

Same specs..

Almost , but no dice.. I followed the above a few times to be sure.

Screen at least now comes on (black) but no text. Cold boot, screen is white then goes black.

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