Maker and developer Rory Johnson has created a new Raspberry Pi laptop using plywood to create a unique portable system that is now available under the Creative Commons license, allowing those interested to create their own laser curt wooden laptop.
The plywood laptop has been in development since 2016, “two years, hundreds of hours, thousands of dollars, and one partner’s frayed patience later, I finalised the designs for Rev 1.0 of the Plytop Shell”. The Plytop has been specifically designed to accommodate the Raspberry Pi or other similar sized single board computers. The laptop has been designed to enable owners to customise the internal layout adding extra development boards, batteries and other required electronics in any way they desire. Check out the videos below to learn more about the awesome PlyTop Raspberry Pi laptop.
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