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HandiPi a Portable Computer Running on a Raspberry Pi 4 with a 36-key Tactile Keyboard and a Monitor.

The same hardware hacker who created a CyberDeck using a Framework Laptop's mainboard a few months ago is back with a new, smaller creation (and less powerful).

HandiPi a Portable Computer Running on a Raspberry Pi 4 with a 36-key Tactile Keyboard and a Monitor.

The HandiPi is a portable computer with a 4.3-inch touchscreen, a 36-key keyboard, and a Raspberry Pi 4 processor all packed inside a 3D-printed casing with a 5,000 mAh battery. It's a do-it-yourself project; you can access the components list and design files at the project's GitHub website, but you can't purchase your own kit.


You can use the HandiPi to run Linux applications while you're on the road if it has a keyboard, touchscreen, and batteries. According to the device's creator Brickbots, the battery life is around 4 hours before a recharge is required.

HandiPi a Portable Computer Running on a Raspberry Pi 4

The open source QMK software for the custom keyboard, which features Diptronit DTS63K tactile switches with 1mm actuation force, enables customization of the layout.


There is just one USB port and no Ethernet port since Brickbots did delete certain ports in order to make the Raspberry Pi slimmer. Still, there are two micro HDMI ports available. If you wish to utilize the system as a desktop computer or pretend laptop, you may attach external monitors, keyboards, or other input devices (with a portable display).


They use i3 as my window manager on this tiny bad boy, which runs Raspberry Pi OS, a derivative of Debian. This is a fantastic tiling window manager that they use on all of my Linux computers, but because of its lightweight design, it works especially well on PCs with low resources. Additionally, it is incredibly keyboard friendly, which is advantageous given that this tablet's pointing device is subpar. When feasible, Generally favor keyboard input over touchscreen use, while the Miryoku layout supports mouse keys on a layer that may be utilized with the directional button or hjkl for various tasks.


At GitHub, you can discover more images of the HandiPi as well as more information.

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