Make your own portable 3D printed Raspberry Pi-to-Go computer

The $35 Raspberry Pi gives modders and DIY-ers a whole lot of possibilities to create awesome things. We here at DG have really loved and appreciated the Raspberry Pi micro arcade machine and now a DIYer Nathan Morgan has blown our minds with the new Pi-to-Go tiny computer that he can carry just anywhere. Made out in an open source, 3D printed case made up of 5 sections, the Portable Raspberry Pi-to-Go computer has a 64GB SATA II SSD, 4GB SD card and rechargeable battery with 10 hours of backup stuffed inside. The only put down about the awesome Pi-to-Go by Nathan is its very small screen and poor resolution – the 3D printed computer casing features a 3.5-inch 4:3 LCD display with 640 x 480 pixel resolution.

Nonetheless, Nathan has taken great care to make it an extraordinary device. He has the Pi-to-Go designed with a small USB keyboard with built-in touchpad mouse attached to the screen, much like a laptop. The device has build-in WiFi and Bluetooth and uses a 6cell 48WH Dell Latitude D600 laptop battery with standard 9 pin connector. Nathan bought a laptop charger and has connected it directly with the battery’s 9 pin connector for charging the Pi-to-Go. The mobile Raspberry Pi computer is made at a cost of $390 (excluding 3D printing).

In case you are fascinated and want to try making your own Pi-to-Go with better display and res, you can head to part-people.com, where Nathan has published the instructions on how to build the Pi-to-Go computer. Nathan has also provided links to purchase parts needed to build the tiny computer. The 3D files can be downloaded from Thingiverse.

Via: Geek

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Bharat writes about latest gadgets, toys, robots and new technologies across various platforms. In addition to reporting and reviewing new products and technologies, he spends too much time digging the internet for endless questions. He's a die-hard football fan and a big foodie who wants to host Man v. Food some day.

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