- Raspberry Pi Model B (ARM CPU, 512 MB RAM) ***
- 3.5 inch Touch screen LCD (http://www.amazon.com/OSOYOO-480×320-Display-Monitor-Raspberry/dp/B013E0IJSC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1449867132&sr=8-2&keywords=3.5+inch+raspberry+pi+screen )
- Wireless g/n dongle
- Bluetooth Module**
- Bluetooth Keyboard and trackpad*
- Raspbian OS
** I have not purchased yet.
*Can only use this once Bluetooth has been enabled.
***Want to update to the new Raspberry Pi 2 asap.
Goal of the project:
The goal of this project is to make a portable computer with the raspberry pi which I can take anywhere with me and use it as a full desktop/laptop replacement. I want to create something that is unique and can be upgraded easily. I will work with my Dad to make a wooden case for the system. I have drawn up a lot of different designs for this, ones containing a portable keyboard and touchpad attached to the case, ones without the keyboard attached, etc. I have not yet figured this out 100% though.
Project Phase 1:
Phase 1 of this project was to get the main components of the system installed and running (no case). I already had the Raspberry Pi from a previous project, and had the other various components, I just needed the 3.5 inch touchscreen LCD. After a while of looking and searching, I found a pretty cheap ~20.00 touchscreen. I bought it and it was delivered fairly quickly. After a little bit of tinkering and working with the company I bought it from, I was able to get the screen working correctly. So After a few days I was able to complete Phase 1. Everything is functional and ready to move on to Phase 2.
Project Phase 2:
Phase 2 will be to assemble the case. I will be having my Dad’s help with this and it will be made out of wood. I will update this as I make more progress. I will also try to upload a picture of the design I am working on.