Some of our readers might remember the Raspberry Pi monitor we featured here on Geeky Gadgets at the beginning of the month. Offering Raspberry Pi mini PC owners a chance to help Kickstart a specifically designed Raspberry Pi monitor offering a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution.
With still 8 days left to run on the Kickstarter campaign the team has managed to secure funding for £194,394 blasting past their original Kickstarter pledge goal of just £55,000. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Raspberry Pi monitor project and see it in action.
The new Raspberry Pi mini PC monitor has been created by Alex Eames who has partnered with Dave Mellor from Cyntech in a joint venture to create and manufacture the new HDMIPi Raspberry Pi monitor. The team explains:
“To get these screens and modified HDMI controller boards for an acceptable price, we have to buy 1000 units or more. So we thought we’d “ask the audience” if it’s something you actually want before committing several tens of thousands to the project. The goal is to raise enough funds to be able to…
– modify the HDMI driver board and design enclosures,
– order 1000 screens,
– order 1000 custom-made HDMI driver boards,
– order 1000 ‘PIBOWesque’ enclosures.
This is the only way we will be able to drive down the price to the level we want it to be at.”
The Raspberry Pi monitor project is currently over on the Kickstarter website so if you think Raspberry Pi monitor is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help Raspberry Pi monitor become a reality.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Hardware, Top News