‘The Zero Terminal’ is a Pi Zero W Portable Linux Terminal with Slider Keyboard | #piday
This is the third iteration in the Handheld Linux Terminal project I’ve been working on for a while now. Like the others, the aim is to create a small, all-in-one computer that is both portable, and usable.
One of the main problems with the last version was that it took way too long to make, and some of the finishing wasn’t as good as it could have been.
However, this version takes a slightly different approach, to create a much more polished finished product. It also has a few more features, like HDMI out, wifi and bluetooth built in, and 50% larger battery capacity.
I call it the Zero Terminal.
N-O-D-E’s ‘Zero Terminal’ slightly reminds me of the HTC Dream or early iterations of the Droid phones by Motorola with their slider keyboards. The action looks pretty slick and the power button disguised in the camera viewport is very clever.
And I really dig the peek of the inside of the device:
The Pi Zero W in combination with the other tech crammed inside the case make for some impressive specs in such a small package:
And if you have the necessary peripherals, it could be a full-fledged GUI system as well:
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