Dr William Lockitt has created a new kit using the Raspberry Pi that transforms the mini PC into a 7 inch tablet powered by the Raspberry Pi minicomputer.
The new Pi-Tab tablet has been created to eliminate the need for the wires that the R-Pi requires, it will also not need an external screen or monitor as a touch screen is built in. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Pi-Tab project and see it in action.
Lockitt explains a little more about his Pi-Tab : ”It is easy to use and requires little knowledge of Linux as it boots right into the XFCE Desktop Environment, we will also add the e17 window manager for those who would like it as we find it extremely useful on a touchscreen, this can all be changed through SSH though for those of you who like to experiment.
This tablet will allow you to change the operating system at any time by simply changing the SD Card, We will also provide images with the touchscreen drivers included so you don’t need to purchase the cards from us, this will currently include – Raspbian (Wheezy) & Raspbmc but more will be added in time.”
The Pi-Tab project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production. So if you think Pi-Tab is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help Pi-Tab become a reality. For more details on Raspberry Pi displays and HATS jump over to our essential guide.
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