Here’s a quick and dirty video showing how I built the PiBook, a Raspberry Pi 2 based notebook with it’s own LCD, battery, lipo charger, wifi and even a powered hub to get external hard drives to work. It’s not perfect, the keyboard and trackpad are those of a MacBook and are internally wired to a USB port, unfortunately the trackpad itself doesen’t work (missing drivers), it has no internal speakers and the design is thick and boxy. I still consider this to be a great personal achievement and a nice proof of concept.
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Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.