Introducing PIvena: A Pi case inspired by the Novena open source laptop #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi


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Introducing the PIvena! This is a case for a Raspberry PI model B, inspired by the Novena open source laptop. It houses a 7” HDMI LCD and your Raspberry PI model B. When the case is open the LCD is held at a convenient viewing angle and the Raspberry PI is easily accessible. There is a grid of holes over the free space in the bottom of case which can be used for mounting your PIvena modifications. A 5V 2A powersupply with a 2.1mm barrel plug on it is required for power (not included in the kit, this one from adafruit would work great). The back has a rectangle cutout to access the GPIO of the PI as well as holes for the audio jack and RCA video jack. The right side has access holes for Ethernet and USB. The left side features a slide mechanism that holds the screen in the open position. This is an open hardware design, you can find the files to laser cut / print your own here.

A version for the model B+ will be coming soon.

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5V 2A (2000mA) switching power supply – UL Listed: This is a FCC/CE certified and UL listed power supply. Need a lot of 5V power? This switching supply gives a clean regulated 5V output at up to 2000mA. 110 or 240 input, so it works in any country. The plugs are “US 2-prong” style so you may need a plug adapter, but you can pick one up at any hardware store for a $1 or so. Read more.

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  1. I used the 10″ version of that monitor in my portable workstation project – the Triptych. The display is beautiful! Nice project!

  2. I would like to see a tutorial on how to connect a display and keyboard from a broken laptop to an Raspberry Pi. I would love to repurpose parts from a laptop, I just don’t know where to learn how to do such a thing!

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