Showing posts with label raspberry pi. Show all posts
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Saturday, July 20, 2013

How to Make a Raspberry Pi Laptop with a Discontinued Moto Lapdock

Introduction


Update 2/27/17 -- To clarify, this project uses the Raspberry Pi 1 Model B

The Raspberry Pi is a cheap, multi-purpose Linux computer great for education and maker projects. It is pretty bare-bones so if you are not careful you can end up with a rat's nest of cables just to turn it on and experiment. A solution that can turn the Pi into a compact laptop-style setup is to use a Motorola Atrix or Bionic Lapdock, originally designed to dock with their line of Android phones. But why limit to a particular phone? A Lapdock is simply a nicely-packaged group of components available via USB and HDMI that you would end up connecting to your Pi separately anyway:
  1. Display (1366 x 768)
  2. Keyboard
  3. Trackpad
  4. USB hub
  5. Stereo speakers
  6. Portable battery pack
  7. Power supply
Raspberry Pi with Lapdock in action
Raspberry Pi with Lapdock in action

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