Oh my, PocketCHIP friends look at this DIY PChip replacement. They are using a Pi 3B+ and the pimoroni Hyperpixel display plus a diy keyboard and 3D printed case.
@kelbot I like the one with the gayboard instead of a keyboard.
Apologies, here is the link with more info.
Bonus: Here are a couple tiny pocket keyboards.
@kelbot i want. lol
@kelbot So little time...
Tell me about it.
@kelbot If my PocketCHIP dies ;-) O wait, the resolution is fantastic compared to PCHIP.
Yeah, the hyperpixel is really nice. I actually already have one but haven't done anything with it yet.
@kelbot That's awesome! Way more usable than the PChip keyboard!
@kelbot what’s the res like on that display??
It's 800x480 and IPS.
Pretty reasonable price and in HAT form. I am planning to use mine for a music control interface.
@kelbot this is exciting...
Heck yeah. The ports being accessible is great.
@kelbot Yeah that's one of the biggest challenges I've had packaging Raspberry Pi-based stuff, they did a good job.
It's really a bummer that the Pi folk don't include any battery/power management; seems like almost every application could use it and it's one of my favorite things about the CHIP (RIP).
Same here. I've been on the lookout for boards with built in power management. Pocketbeagle has it but no ports or connectors so you'd have to add your own. Olinuxino Lime2 does and has jst connector plus a number of other ports and costs more.
@kelbot Oh oh oh, handhelds are my weakness.
@kelbot oooh, links to how to make or obtain one?
My next toot after that has the link.
@kelbot we're apparently not federating all those toots, found them on your profile page 😅. Thank you 👍
@kelbot That's sexy. But, I would have to remove the power button key because I can see hitting it by accident easily.
@kelbot that rainbow keyboard is choice
@kelbot oh my gosh this is amazing
@kelbot what's the game/program that's running on them?
I have no idea.
@kelbot well, that keyboard looks at least marginally less craptacular than the one on the pocketchip i actually owned for a while. kind of 1970s/80s HP calculator vibe...
@kelbot Really need the DIY keyboard. I have the original one, typing is like kicking a dead whale down the beach that stopped me from using it.
@kelbot dang that's sexy!
Why do I want this?!?
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