I write for a living, and spend most of my work day sitting in front of my desktop computer while churning out articles. I built FeatherQuill because I wanted a a satisfying typing experience even when I’m out and about. This is a dedicated, distraction-free word processor in the style of a laptop. It’s most important features are an extremely long battery life (34+ hours of typing), a mechanical keyboard, and a quick boot-up time
FeatherQuill is built around a Raspberry Pi Zero W, which was chosen for its low power consumption. That is running DietPi in order to keep the OS as lightweight as possible. When turned on, it will automatically load a simple terminal-based word processor called WordGrinder. The time it takes to go from power on to typing is about 20-25 seconds.
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