A look at a portable Raspberry Pi at the 2nd London Raspberry Jam
Last week at the 2nd London Raspberry Jam, I met with Sukkin Pang of SK Pang electronics, who showed me his latest project, a portable Raspberry Pi.
The parts list required to make the Pi portable consist of a Raspberry Pi, and the following:
- Car reverse LCD monitor – ebay
- Mini wireless keyboard – Amazon
- USB Power Pack – Amazon
- Laser cut base – SK Pang Electronics
Sukkin told me the whole thing was very cheap and he plans to build one with a bigger screen if he can find a screen cheap enough to make it worthwhile.
It uses standard off the shelf hardware. The LCD is a low cost TFT monitor used in car reverse camera. The monitor has a video input but the supply is 12v. This needs to be modify to accept 5v from the batter pack. The battery pack is a standard portable USB charger.
The screen is small and isn’t the easiest to read, but frankly that isn’t the point of the project. Sukkin has proven that it can be done and I am certain he will make the next version even better.
Have a closer look at it below:
And here is Sukkin with his creation:
So what do you think of it? And what have you done with your Raspberry Pi? Let us know by leaving a comment below.