Maker and developer Rory Johnson has created a new Raspberry Pi laptop using plywood to create a unique portable system that is now available under the Creative Commons license, allowing those interested to create their own laser curt wooden laptop.
The plywood laptop has been in development since 2016, “two years, hundreds of hours, thousands of dollars, and one partner’s frayed patience later, I finalised the designs for Rev 1.0 of the Plytop Shell”. The Plytop has been specifically designed to accommodate the Raspberry Pi or other similar sized single board computers. The laptop has been designed to enable owners to customise the internal layout adding extra development boards, batteries and other required electronics in any way they desire. Check out the videos below to learn more about the awesome PlyTop Raspberry Pi laptop.
“In keeping with the idea of complete flexibility, there’s no defined layout for the internals of the PlyTop. Rather, there’s an array of star-shaped openings on the bottom plate that allow the builder to connect hardware components up in whatever way works for them. [Rory] actually suggests just holding everything down with zip ties to allow for ease of tinkering.”
Everything you need to be able to build your very own Plytop laptop powered by a Raspberry Pi mini PC or similar jump over to the Timkerloon website by following the link below. If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens.