Jay at Back7 has published documentation on building an “Off-Grid Cyberdeck” offering a rugged Raspberry Pi laptop and “recovery kit” for when there is no Internet. Jay explains a little more about the inspiration behind the rugged portable computer created using a Raspberry Pi mini PC and official Raspberry Pi 7 inch touchscreen display together with a number of extra components all held in place using custom-made 3D printed fittings.
“Building Internet-connected things seems obvious today, but what about when there’s no Internet? The concept often feels like something out of a science fiction movie or a doomsday prepper’s handbook- and while this device can work in both scenarios, it’s also about understanding resiliency for your projects and being a good steward of the systems in place today.
I’ve been posting the progress of this project on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook all month, and this is my full build log of the project. You’ll find the parts list at the bottom of this article. They are affiliate links that help me make more cool stuff, and by using them you don’t pay any more than usual- so thank you for supporting my projects, even just a little bit.”
For more information on the rugged Raspberry Pi laptop built inside a waterproof casing jump over to the Back7 website by following the link below. After this inspiring build, creating a similar system is definitely on my list of things to do one weekend in the future.