Have you ever wondered what to do with that old laptop you kept for so long because you never had the heart to trough it away?
Plug a Raspberry Pi2 into your old laptop and give it a second life! Also wouldn’t it be great to get your Pi around the house with a very portable setup? I know you get a Pi-Top (I’ll admit it’s cool but $269.99 without the Pi!!!), you can get a Touchscreen even the original from the Pi Foundation, but the recycler in me sometimes screams for justice.
This setup I am using costs near to nothing and gets the dust off those useless laptops in the loft.
The idea is pretty easy; we get a Pi, plug it in two USB ports of the laptop via a Y cable, connect it via the Ethernet port to the NIC of the laptop, VNC into the Pi, configure the Wi-Fi and job done.
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