Raspberry Pi Portable

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Raspberry Pi Portable by benheck Jun 29, 2013

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Added "pi_mame_2.zip" which contains the original files plus:

1) Original Adobe Illustrator art and layout file
2) Autodesk 123D files used to design case

We built this on the Ben Heck Show. The zip files contains the front and rear STL files, as well as the front plate in vector formats.

Parts used:

Raspberry Pi: http://www.newark.com/raspberry-pi/raspberry-moda-256m/model-a-assembled-board-only/dp/56W4050

LCD: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045IIZKU/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Battery (split in half lengthwise): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002Y2LJW0/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Controls: I used a Teensy set up as a HID http://www.pjrc.com/teensy/

Analog stick you can get from pretty much any controller, buttons were just tact switches.

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Heck Ben, that looks amazing!
Wish you'd post more tutorial videos of 123D Design, you have a nice way of making the units nice and compact.

Will definitely have to build one of these :)

Only thing I wish Ben would do is to make step-by-step's along with these videos and release the files like they do for Adafruit. PLEASE BEN! PLEASE!!!

Where did the buttons came from?

Damn this guys good!!!

this is so cool I love the show what did you use to regulate the power supply for the pi ? o. and where did you get it from

Ben, I have a suggetion for future projects. You can try the "SainSmart 1.8" LCD display (Adafruit has a similar one). It's hooked up via SPI and can be used as framebuffer device (driver: http://www.whence.com/rpi/)http://www.whence.com/rpi/). It has a much sharper image than anything hooked up via composite.

But I think the refresh rate isn't that good for fast games. I use it in a current project of mine but only for a linux shell.

What's the layer height of your printout?

Hi Ben,
could you please tell me, where you got this lovely '1234' and smaller 'Select' and 'Start' buttons from ? Or is it from the gamepad you use ?

I think he mentioned it in his Video. They are laser cutted.

ben. you would be a saint if you can figure out how to hook up a laser to the 3d printer for cutting. I have a replicator 2 and would love to see this as one of your projects.

It's not as good as a laser, but wouldn't all you need is a mount for a dremel and you have a poor mans cnc?

I don’t know, it sounds feasible, but in practice I think it would be incredibly difficult. the 3d printing is additive and cmc is subtractive. besides that, I wouldn’t want to have bits of wood and metal in my printer...

Laser cutting would be harder on your equipment than dust from a dremel. Use a vacuum!

Can the joystick also control the cursor?

Thank you for posting this!

Really really clean design! very professional.

Agreed. I've been drooling over the new Hobby Laser over at http://fslaser.comhttp://fslaser.com. Still way too expensive for most hobbyists. Word on the street is that Printrbot will be releasing their own laser kit in the future though. I'm excited about that!

Main difference between Chinese and American lasers is quality, ease of setup/use, Chinese tend to be water cooled not air, tube quality.

That aside, they work the same way.

Some companies such as http://fairwaylaser.com/http://fairwaylaser.com/ take Chinese lasers and add a layer of tech support to them.

A TechShop or Hackerspace near you may have a laser!

looks really cool! I've been looking for a good project for my rasPi. is there a link to the show you can share, or possibly a little more info on where you procured the buttons and joystick and assembly of the machine?

The Ben Heck Show is on YouTube. Ben goes over the creation of the device in pretty good detail on the show.

I am wondering the same thing, what about the buttons, joystick & whatnot?

Here is a link to part one of the episode where he makes it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUZjzQuTNX4https://www.youtube.com/watch?...