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ZEETWIN RPI Cyberdeck is a dual-screen mobile PC with a mechanical keyboard and Raspberry Pi CM4 (work in progress)

The developer behind the ShaRPiKeebo kit (which turns a Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W into a handheld computer), has introduced a new project that uses a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 as the brains of a pretty funky looking dual-screen cyberdeck. Called ZEETWIN RPI Cybderdeck, the new computer has a mechanical keyboard sandwiched between two […]

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The Framedeck is a DIY cyberdeck powered by a Framework Mainboard

Folks in the Cyberdeck community have been taking advantage of modern-day tech to build retro-futuristic portable computers for the past few years by taking advantage of advances in 3D printing, the ability to source electronic components from around the world, and the availability of versatile single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi line of devices. The […]

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Joopyter Personal Terminal: DIY retro-inspired portable computer with a thermal printer built in

The Joopyter Personal Terminal is a homemade portable computer that combines modern tech with 1980s design. Designed and built by a hardware hacker that goes by the name of Gian, the system was inspired by the discovery of a mini thermal receipt printer, but evolved to include a custom keyboard, hinge, and display placed alongside […]

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Lilbits: Cyberdecks, Chromebooks, Kindle jailbreaks, and Linux phones

William Gibson coined the word cyberdeck in his 1984 novel Neuromancer to describe a kind of mobile device that one could use to connect to cyberspace. These days most of us just use phones or PCs… but there’s a thriving community of folks making their own cyberdecks by combining modern tech with retro-futuristic aesthetics. One […]

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Ready! Model 100 kit turns a Raspberry Pi into a portable cyberdeck (crowdfunding)

Small single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi are basically tiny, low-power desktop computers. But one of the advantages of their small size and low power consumption is that you can fit them just about anywhere and use them for the brains of all sorts of hardware. One of the latest examples? The Ready! Model 100 […]

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Lisperati1000 is a DIY portable programming workstation with a mechanical keyboard

Sometimes you need a general purpose computer that can handle everything from document editing to gaming, with a bit of light meme stock trading thrown in for good measure. And sometimes you want a purpose-build device that’s designed to do one thing and do it well. Conrad Barski’s Lisperati1000 is a computer that falls in […]

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Reviiser Cyberdeck is a DIY “portable” computer powered by a Raspberry Pi 4

Before there were laptop computers as we know them today, there were theoretically portable systems like the Osborne 1 which included keyboards, tiny screens, disk drives and a case designed to be folded up so you could take the PC with you. You needed to plug in a battery for truly mobile computing though. We’ve come […]