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Author Topic: Raspberry Pi mini PC crammed into a keyboard  (Read 442 times)
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« on: August 22, 2012, 09:37:40 pm »

Ever since Apple introduce the first iMac, computer makers have been hiding PCs in monitors, giving the illusion that youíre just plugging a keyboard and mouse into a display. But one hobbyist has taken a different approach, by hiding a computer in a keyboard. Just plug in a mouse and monitor and youíve got a fully functional PC.

This particular hack combines a $35 Raspberry Pi mini computer and a Cherry G80-3000  (which costs more than twice as much).
Since the case is fairly roomy, itís pretty easy to cut out holes for ports. And since the Raspberry Pi is about the size of a pack of cardsÖ and doesnít include itís own case, itís pretty easy to cram it inside the case.
The German hacker responsible for this project also hooked up some additional USB ports and made some extenders for the HDMI and Ethernet ports so they could be lined up on the back of the keyboard.
While this isnít the first time weíve seen a computer built into a keyboard, itís a pretty clever, modern take on that idea.

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