We have featured a number of excellent mods using the Raspberry Pi mini computer since its launch but this Pi-to-Go Raspberry Pi mod has to be one of the best.
The Pi-to-Go Raspberry Pi has been created using the Google Sketch software and a 3D printer to create the case, which is equipped with a Raspberry Pi model B mini computer, a 640 x 480 LCD screen and a QWERTY Keyboard with a built-in touchpad.
Storage on the Pi-to-Go Raspberry Pi device is provided by a 64GB Samsung solid state disk (SSD), and its all powered by a rechargeable battery, providing the system with over 10 hours of usable juice.
The LCD I used is from an after market backup camera system that can be installed in a car. The screen is a low resolution and I hope to find a better upgrade for my next version of the mobile RPi to-go. So for this proof of concept, it works just fine. The screen is 3.5″ using a 4:3 aspect ratio. It uses a composite input and is able to display a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels.
If you fancy building your very own Pi-to-Go Raspberry Pi all the components required to make it came to around $400, but you might already have a few of the components lying around your workshop. For full instructions and more details jump over to the Parts People website. If you liked this you might also be interested in our essential guide to Raspberry Pi displays and HATS.
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