Raspberry Pi enthusiasts searching for a new project to keep them busy this weekend may be interested in this environmentally friendly cardboard Raspberry Pi tablet which can be constructed for less than $60. The cardboard is used to frame the 7″ touchscreen and protect the components, and Raspberry Pi Zero W. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the simple to make Raspberry Pi touchscreen tablet created by Cameron Coward.
“For most people, designing and fabricating a case to house an electronics project is the one of the hardest parts of the entire process. CAD and mechanical design are skills that take years to develop—even after going to college specifically for that, I was still only mediocre at it when I started my career. If you’re still learning CAD, a great way to keep your projects going is to prototype your enclosures first.”
“The process is simple enough for anyone to follow along with: just trace the screen and cut it out. Josh uses hot glue to layer the cardboard, and to attached the components to the back of the display. This is a fantastic way to quickly build a functional prototype, and gives you something to reference if you decide to actually create a CAD model for 3D printing or CNC machining.”
To learn more about the project and how to build your very own Raspberry Pi carboy tablet jump over to the Hackster.io website by following the link below for full instructions and a list of all the components you will need. If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens.