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Keyberry Pi - A small, keyboard sized computer

Started by DarkestEx, December 14, 2015, 12:39:18 am

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DarkestEx

I returned the original keyboard and bought following items:

- USB hub (4€)


- Keyboard (20€)



- Set of one right and one left angled microUSB extension (10€ for both together)


- miniHDMI (left angled) to normal HDMI (7€)

c4ooo

Well, nothings free :P
How do you plan to power the pie? It will be a bit uncomfortable having a power cord going to a keyboard :P

DarkestEx

Quote from: c4ooo on December 17, 2015, 01:02:32 am
How do you plan to power the pie? It will be a bit uncomfortable having a power cord going to a keyboard :P

It will just be powered using a micro USB power supply. I will put a micro USB jack on the outside together with a few USB ports and standard HDMI.

DarkestEx

Great news!
The new keyboard has arrived and its just awesome. It feels great, it looks great and the quality is awesome.
It has a ton of free space inside and the buttons feel good.

I will not put the jacks inside of the keyboard anymore but I will bring the cables outside. It will have standard HDMI for video, 3 USB ports and micro USB for power.

This is the new USB hub (9€):

alexgt


DarkestEx

Quote from: alexgt on December 18, 2015, 02:36:31 pm
Wow nice! glad to hear this is coming along ;)

Yea, I am still waiting for everything to arrive. The hub and the Pi are still not there yet.
As soon as everything's there I will start building it and making the guided tutorial with photos, links and everything else that is required to build it :)

alexgt

Cool, would it be a good starter project (starters as in almost no experience with RPi like me :P)

DJ Omnimaga

Hopefully you don't run out of space again this time. It would be cool if you could recreate some sort of clone of older machine. One thing I wonder, though, is if a RPi Zero requires ventilation for heat? Wouldn't putting it inside an enclosed space such as the inside of a keyboard cause overheating?

aeTIos

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alexgt

Are there any updates so far @DarkestEx ? I am ordering a RaPi Zero soon I think ;)

DarkestEx

Quote from: alexgt on January 03, 2016, 06:45:36 am
Are there any updates so far @DarkestEx ? I am ordering a RaPi Zero soon I think ;)

Great!
Well my Pi has not arrived yet as the online shop still does not have them in stock. But all other parts have arrived so far and work fine. I can't wait to start with the build and the tutorial :)

ben_g

Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on December 19, 2015, 09:43:57 am
Hopefully you don't run out of space again this time. It would be cool if you could recreate some sort of clone of older machine. One thing I wonder, though, is if a RPi Zero requires ventilation for heat? Wouldn't putting it inside an enclosed space such as the inside of a keyboard cause overheating?

If it is anything like the B+ or 2B, then it doesn't generate a lot of heat, especially not as long as it is not under high loads for a long time. A few small holes drilled in the plastic near the CPU to allow a bit of air circulation will probably be enough.

alexgt

O.O it has taken a long time for the Pi to get there O.O

DarkestEx

Well the preorder site I ordered it on 14/12/2015 says it's sold out. I'll have to see when they ship me my item.

alexgt

I meant you would think they would have it in stock by now with such high demand xD

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