tinyDeck: A DIY Plastic Brick of a Cyberdeck @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi
Here’s a fun project that will leave you with a brick-like cyberdeck. It’s not the prettiest thing on the planet, but it could be a great learning project. Here’s more from wallComputer
tinyDeck is essentially a console programmer. It has a decent sized screen and a nicely made keyboard driver (*cough* shameless pitch for the driver I wrote *cough*) on which one can try and reminisce of the era where once phone keyboards had actual, physical buttons. Though this one is powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W, and can be used to quickly connect to hardware devices (it exposes the I2C Qwiic connector), write code in Vim or nano or emacs for that matter. It can be powered from external devices or use internal batteries. With little work, it can also work to view the Raspbian GUI and look up images or connect to the internet even.
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