Sunday, January 20, 2013

Raspberry Pi Laptop

This is just a fun project I had. I have been playing with Raspberry Pi quit a bit lately, it is quit an impressive little box. I bought three of them and want to use one as a portable box.

Following the instruction on various online posts, mainly from this one:
http://www.element14.com/community/groups/raspberry-pi/blog/2012/09/08/raspberry-pi-laptop

Here are the components that I bought besides the Pi itself (~$125 total):
1. Motorola Atrix 4G Lapdock $79.99
2. Atrix cable bundle $17.99
3. Micro HDMI adapter $10.25
4. Micro USB adapter $5.64
5. Airlink WiFi module (optional) $10.13
6. Some velcro sticks local shop.

Here is the final result.



I have some idea of putting the Raspberry Pi into good network usage, but a bit early. Some other time, some other post when the project is more mature...  :)





8 comments:

  1. What's the battery capacity and what's the uptime with it?

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    1. I cant remember if I have ever time it that way. But with wireless on and normal amount of work, I think it went for 5 to 6 hours without recharge.

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  2. How well does it run? Can it run the Internet pretty well with games and downloads and such?

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    1. Hi Ajay, in general I find it a bit lacking when running GUI but perfectly fine with command line stuff, which is what I mostly work under...

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  3. How did you plug the micro HDMI cable into the dock? Wouldn't you need a male to female cable instead of the male to male one in the cable bundle?

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    1. Hi James, the cable bundle "Cable Adapter Set for Motorola Atrix 4G - Micro-HDMI (M) to Micro-HDMI (M) Cable and Micro-USB (F) to Micro-USB (M) Cable" provides all the gender changers needed for the connections. :)

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  4. Great project; good work keeping it nice and clean. I also did this and agree the battery lasts 5-6hrs. Not a replacement for a regular desktop, but it makes it easy to set up projects or do programming on the Pi.
    http://mschausprojects.blogspot.com/2013/07/create-raspberry-pi-laptop-with.html

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