We’ve shown off how to build a handheld Linux machine using a Raspberry Pi before, but a lot’s happened since Node put together that original guide. So much so, that he’s created an updated version with lots of cool new features.
This time around, the handheld Linux machine uses the beefed up Raspberry Pi 2, an Adafruit touchscreen, a wireless keyboard and then the case is made by jamming together two hard drive cases.
All in all, it’s about $US120 ($160) worth of parts, but the end result is a handheld touchscreen device that can still output to a bigger screen if you want. It’s a little more accessible to make this time around too, and the end result is a heck of a lot more powerful than the previous version that relied on a Raspberry Pi Model A.
You can find the full how-to video over on YouTube or head over to the text version on Node.