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Hyper Keyboard Pi kit turns a Raspberry Pi into a handheld PC (and game console)

A few months ago we wrote about a $10 accessory accessory for the Raspberry Pi Zero W that that you could use to turn the tiny PC into a handheld computer (once you add a display, battery, and some other components). Now it looks like there’s a similar (but slightly more polished looking) accessory for […]

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hgTerm converts a Raspberry Pi into a versatile handheld computer

For almost as long as Raspberry Pi has been selling tiny single-board computers, folks have been turning them into tiny laptops. But the hgTerm handheld might be one of the most impressive DIY mini PCs I’ve seen to date. It’s a pocket-sized computer with a 4 inch touchscreen display, a 270 degree hinge that lets […]

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This $10 PCB lets you build a handheld PC with a Raspberry Pi Zero W (plus a display)

The Raspberry Pi Zero is a is a tiny, low-power single-board computer that sells for $5 (or $10 if you want a Pi Zero W with WiFi and Bluetooth). But the tiny computers aren’t much use without accessories — like most single-board computers, you’ll need to connect a keyboard, mouse, and power supply before you […]

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Zero Terminal: A DIY handheld Linux PC made from a Raspberry Pi and a cheap iPhone keyboard accessory

Looking for a tiny, Linux computer that’s small enough to fit in a pocket, but which has a keyboard, display, and everything else you need for computing on the go? I guess you could spend $69 on a Pocket CHIP. but you could also just build your own. That’s what a hacker that goes by […]

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Ben Heck rips apart a Raspberry Pi to make a handheld game console

The Raspberry Pi is a tiny computer which you can use as an inexpensive, low-power system for programming, watching videos, playing games, or general-purpose computing. But it might not be tiny enough for some uses — so when hardware hacker Ben Heckendorn decided to build a Gameboy-like handheld gaming console from a RaspBerry Pi, he had […]

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ReBoi is a DIY kit for turning a Game Boy Color into a Raspberry Pi-powered retro gaming PC (crowdfunding)

Folks have been stuffing Rasberry Pi computers into Game Boy-inspired cases for years, but the ReBoi kit is designed to make it as easy as possible to use an actual Game Boy Color case. Developer James Sargent designed a custom printed circuit board (PCB) that slips inside a Game Boy Color case as a replacement for the […]

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Hand 386 is a different kind of gaming handheld (QWERTY keyboard and MS-DOS compatible)

There are a growing number of handheld gaming PCs, including models with the latest Intel or AMD processors, high-performance integrated graphics, and built-in game controllers. And then there’s the Hand 386. It’s a handheld computer designed to let you game like its 1995 (or earlier). The little computer has a VGA display, a thumb keyboard, […]

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Chonky Pocket is (almost) a pocket-sized Raspberry Pi computer with a chording keyboard

Most modern computers small enough to fit in a pocket either have a BlackBerry-style keyboard or a touchscreen display and no physical keyboard. But the Chonky Pocket stands out from the crowd. Developer Daniel Norris says it’s an “almost pocket-sized portable computer” built around a Raspberry Pi, with all-day battery life, full-sized ports, and a […]

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Lilbits: A Raspberry Pi RP2040-powered game console-on-a-stick and a single-board PC with NVMe support and 2 Ethernet ports

Raspberry Pi’s RP2040 chip is designed for dirt cheap microcontroller boards like the Raspberry Pi Pico, which sells for as little as $4. With a 133 MHz dual-core ARM Cortex-M0+ processor and 264KB of memory, it’s clearly not designed to be a general-purpose computer. But folks have managed to build things like game consoles, pocket […]