If you would like to create a Raspberry Pi Zero pocket workstation using an old Altoids tin complete with tiny monitor, a project published to the HackMyPi website by MWAGNER might be worth more investigation.
The pocket portable workstation is equipped with a 1200mah 3.7v Li-Po battery together with a Redbear iotHAT together with an Adafruit 2″ LCD screen.
The idea of having a computer in an altoids tin came to me back when in early 2012, shortly after the original raspberry pi came out. With the release of the pi zero, this became a possibility. The first version of the PiMiniMint contains a screen, wifi, Bluetooth, 32gb of storage, an infrared camera, and a full size USB port. When I decided to add a battery, I realized the camera needed to be removed. The current vision of the PiMiniMint contains a battery life of around 6-8hrs, a 2in screen, 32gb of storage, Bluetooth, wifi, and a full sized USB port (in the form of an OTG cable).
If you fancy building your very own full instructions and components are listed over on the HackMyPi website via 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.Filed Under: Top News