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Mobile Raspberry Pi Computer: Build Your Own Pi-to-Go 97

Posted by timothy
from the two-slices-of-cherry-and-a-pumpkin dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Everyone has seen Raspberry Pi Computer, the credit card sized mini PC circuit board that costs only $35. Now there is a new Mobile Raspberry Pi called Pi-to-Go, with a mini LCD, 10-hour battery, and 64GB SSD, all packed together in a 3D printed case. See if you are up to the task to build your own."
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Mobile Raspberry Pi Computer: Build Your Own Pi-to-Go

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  • Batteries (Score:5, Informative)

    by NixieBunny (859050) on Saturday December 22, 2012 @06:41PM (#42371895) Homepage
    The author could have done some research on battery packs instead of hacking up a laptop pack as he did. There is a company called that sells multi-cell Li-ion packs with a protection circuit built in. They're not cheap, but they are reasonably safe.
  • Nice hobby project (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 22, 2012 @07:09PM (#42372025)

    LCD Screen – $17.95
    Raspberry Pi – $35
    Mini Keyboard/Mouse – $29.95
    Standalone Battery Charger- $75.00
    Powered 7 Port USB Hub – $14.95
    64GB SSD Hard Drive – $129.95
    Dell D600 Battery – $88.50

    $391.30 (not including 3d printer and other tools).

    Nice hobby project if you have money to burn.

  • by isorox (205688) on Saturday December 22, 2012 @09:27PM (#42372623) Homepage Journal

    With the frequency of RPi "articles" on /. one might wonder if there is some payola behind the positive press.

    But not a word is spoken about the ongoing supply chain issues, and resellers making candid statements about it not being worthwhile to try to carry them. Can we have a moratorium on articles that drive up RPi demand until the Foundation can get its supply caught up more with the demand you've already created?

    I just bought 6, delivered next day. What supply problems?

The meat is rotten, but the booze is holding out. Computer translation of "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."