DIY a Cardboard Raspberry PI Tablet

By on May 5, 2018
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“These days, people tend to jump straight to rapid prototyping with a 3D printer. But, the reality is that it’s only rapid relative to traditional manufacturing. Even a simple design can take an experienced CAD operator hours to model, and then at least another few hours to print on a consumer 3D printer. In his tutorial video on building a Raspberry Pi-based tablet, Josh of JoshBuilds demonstrates how prototyping can be done much more quickly with cardboard.”

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts  may be interested in this environmentally friendly cardboard Raspberry Pi tablet which can be constructed for less than $60. The cardboard is used to frame the 7″ touchscreen, to protect the components and to house the Raspberry Pi Zero W.

“The electronic components for the build are what you’d expect: a Raspberry Pi Zero W, along with a 7″ touchscreen, charger, and LiPo battery that all appear to be from Adafruit. But, the way Josh constructed the case from cardboard is what makes the video stand out. All you’ll need to follow his example is some corrugated cardboard and a box cutter or X-Acto knife.”

The demonstration video below shows you more about the simple to make this Raspberry Pi touchscreen tablet.

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