Saturday, 22 December 2012

Parts People: Mobile Raspberry Pi Computer: Build your own portable Pi-to-Go

Many people have made, or thought about making tiny little computers based on the Raspberry Pi, but for me this is the best one yet.
Not only does it include a monitor from the reversing camera on a car, a tiny keyboard, and battery pack, but it also has a wifi dongle and 60GB SSD!
This wasn't just a case of coupling of the shelf parts together, there was some soldering required but to be honest it doesn't sound that hard for anybody with a working knowledge of electronics.
The surprising thing for me was that he claimed SD cards have a limited life and they they burn out with repeated use, so to minimise the problems caused by this he added an SSD (Solid State disk) to provide a 1GB swap partition. In theory it should be faster too.
For full details go to http://blog.parts-people.com/2012/12/20/mobile-raspberry-pi-computer-build-your-own-portable-rpi-to-go/

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