Homemade Tablet Built Using Linux and a Raspberry Pi

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Tue, Jan 14th, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

On Make magazine, Michael Castor explains how he built his own tablet hacked together using a Raspberry Pi and other assorted parts, while still being "an all-in-one system that was usable, portable, and Linux based."

Overall I’m very happy with my Raspberry Pi tablet. It does what I want it to do and has been a great way to demonstrate the capabilities of the Raspberry Pi at Maker Faires. (Perhaps you noticed it?) The 10,000mAh battery provides a usable six hours of run-time and the device gets constant compliments from makers. (Including Bunnie Huang!) I do wish I would have used a battery that provides power while plugged in. Other changes I’d make would be mostly software related. It’s difficult to double-click on icons reliably and the N-Trig touch driver isn’t supported by RaspBMC, (but can be compiled into the kernel if I could ever get it figured out). I’ve also considered adding a camera and an IR sensor? maybe if I build another one.

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