LapPi 2.0, a modular DIY Raspberry Pi laptop, has been approved for crowdfunding

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  • But so far, here’s what we know about the device. It will feature a “high definition” touchscreen display, an official Raspberry Pi camera (with an 8MP Sony IMX219 image sensor), a built-in speaker and power supply, and a case with multiple color options (including clear and blue). is. , yellow, red… but the color seems to be only on the lid, all images published so far show a transparent body). The LapPi 2.0 is also said to be “compatible with any of his Rpi boards, HATs, or extensions”, suggesting that the 40-pin GPIO header is user accessible.

  • There are countless ways to turn your Raspberry Pi single-board computer into a laptop, tablet, or another portable computing device. But another one is on the way. SB Components teases an upcoming crowdfunding campaign for LapPi 2.0. A DIY kit that turns a Raspberry Pi credit-card-sized computer into a laptop with a 7-inch display and detachable wireless keyboard. Update: According to SB Components, the LapPi will be released on December 16th, 2022. Detailed specifications have not yet been released, and the price of the LapPi 2.0, when crowdfunding will start, and when the kit will ship is unknown.

Of course, for those who don’t already have a Raspberry Pi in their hands, the kit isn’t very useful. Because these days, high demand and bottlenecks in the global supply chain make it very difficult to buy new ones.