Raspberry Pi enthusiasts and users may be interested in a new piece of kit which has been created by Thingiverse member JustinStrawn. That takes the form of a small device that offers a portable SD Card File Copier, Phone Battery, Computer and Internet of Things driver. The system is still a work in progress but Justin has published more details and files for you to download and 3D print yourself over on the Thingiverse website.
Justin explains more about the design and inspiration behind the awesome device which is powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero mini PC. “Electronics and Design project to make a device that automatically copies files from one inserted device to another with an incorporated SD card reader (both sizes). This project started because of my combined passions for drone photography, travel, and not wanting to bring a laptop just to backup SD cards in case the drone falls off a cliff. Since I always bring a backup battery too, this seemed like a good combination. Plus now I can solar charge my battery when backpacking!”
Features of the Raspberry Pi Zero Travel Companion include :
– Automatic file copier with SD card slots
– LED indicators for file transfer
– 3 Switches, USB power, auto (PI) power, and auto-transfer.
– ~1 full cell phone battery charge
– Solar Panel battery recharger
– Linux computer (raspberry pi zero) with USB slots for keyboard/mouse.
– Portable IoT driver (GPIO pins are exposed underneath)
Jump over to the official project page on the Thingiverse 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.