Open Source

Anyone for Pi? Mods and hacks for the Raspberry Pi

Fancy a cut-price tablet? It might still be a prototype but the guts of a Pi-powered slate are there.

The enhanced lifestyle module device was made by hooking a Pi to a cheap in-car LCD screen and adding a touchscreen controller overlay and other components. The device has a spare USB port for adding wireless or 3G connectivity.

The creator, known as capulet2kx on the Raspberry Pi forums, says the finished device will be more compact, because it will be without many of the wires and powered by battery rather than the mains.

Photo: ImageShack/capulet2kx

By Nick Heath

Nick Heath is a computer science student and was formerly a journalist at TechRepublic and ZDNet.