Here's my new portable computer. The case was finally printed successfully so I was able to make sure all the electronics actually fit. The cables need a lot of wrangling so I might look for some shorter ones. The list of components is on my blog:
This was a fun custom deck to make. I'm happy to have a sturdy little computer with a mechanical keyboard that I can take with me.
@thetrakynia what a beautiful contraption!
It's been on my list to build something just like this! thanks for the inspiration.
@thetrakynia this is sick. I just ordered a mechanical keyboard kit today cause I am ready to get on the ticket of having a computer built by myself as well.
@thetrakynia I'm good, I've got a laser cut case for my display. I'm not planning on using a keyboard with mine.
@emptyfortress Thank you so much!
I'm not sure about the battery, but I think it should be similar to a netbook depending on what the Pi is doing and if the display is on.
@thetrakynia I had a quick look around and if my math is not completely off looks like you can get almost 10 hours out of a single charge, not bad at all!
Also apparently keyboard LEDs are a real power hog? I didn't expect that
@emptyfortress Thanks for checking! That seems to match up with my limited testing.
I should remember to turn the display off since I have a switch just for that.
@thetrakynia any good URL where to buy some keyboard like this one ? I'm a Dvorak keyboard user and struggle to find good keyboard here in France :(
@cirku17 I've just been booting to the command line to learn C, Vim, and Linux. I also use w3m for web browsing.
@thetrakynia Nice. I've been thinking about making something similar. My problem is I never go anywhere to take such a thing.
@Jason_Dodd I get what you mean. I don't commute or take many trips either, my only justification for the project was that I don't like typing on membrane keyboards. :-P
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