EmCC Portatab Project

Materials Used:

** 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.

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