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

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 @05:41PM (#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 batteryspace.com 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 @06:09PM (#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 @08:27PM (#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?

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