Instructables member SilverJimmy has taken a $35 Raspberry Pi mini Computer and transformed it into a LapPi enclosed in side an aluminium briefcase, which plenty of added extras.
The projects used a 7″ LCD panel & logic board, with HDMI, VGA, Composite & 2 AV inputs, however the LapPi only uses the HDMI connection. The logic board is also fitted with a menu board with buttons to select inputs, and enable users to configure the LCD panel, which sports a resolution of 800 x 480 and is equipped with LED backlights.
“The basic idea is simple. Put a Raspberry Pi inside an aluminum case, wire it up to a screen, keyboard, mouse & batteries. Then plug in a USB hub, connect Wifi, Bluetooth, and the receiver for a wireless keyboard. We will also need to extend the Network port, add a headphone socket & speakers, fit in a battery pack, and then wire it all together! Simples.”
For more details and a full rundown on how the LapPi Raspberry Pi laptop was created jump over to the Instructables website for full details.