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The PiPad is a homemade wooden tablet, powered by Raspberry Pi

0. phoneArena 15 Jan 2014, 09:45 posted on

Meet Michael Castor – a DIY enthusiast, who thinks that tablets are unnecessarily overpriced, don't provide a lot of customization options to the user, and actually "look about the same and accomplish roughly the same thing". So, he decided to create something unusual and different – his own homemade tablet...

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posted on 15 Jan 2014, 09:56 7

1. shahrooz (Posts: 107; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


good job!

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 10:03 7

2. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 199; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


That's one of the coolest things I've seen in quite some time. Hats off to Mr. Castor!!

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 10:04 3

3. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Thumbs up!
Moreover, he's an audiophile.. =D

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 11:01 3

4. fadingdust (Posts: 7; Member since: 09 Dec 2013)


I saw this a few weeks back - y'know, with the right hinge, he could dump the keyboard inside & make the top angle-up. S'pose that's less of a tablet & more of a laptop..

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 11:03 2

5. Tuxedo (Posts: 110; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


Pretty slick. I like DIY projects like this.

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 11:43 2

6. H3Drvr (Posts: 15; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


I'm sure this is pronounced "pie" pad but to the uninitiated, it probably sounds like pee pad. Just an observation. Otherwise, its a pretty interesting project.

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 11:52 1

7. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1301; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


good to see that there is some DIY'ness in this modern age

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 12:43 1

8. RandomUsername (Posts: 353; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


omgz bazel are waaayyy too thicck!!!11!

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 12:53 1

9. corporateJP (Posts: 1520; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Nice. However, he was bitching about cost, yet he dropped $350 to make it?

On a side note, a three-year-old Droid has a better processor. :(

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 17:21 1

10. Vanster (Posts: 124; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


haha thats cool, you done well, anyway processor doesnt matter

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 18:17 1

11. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 686; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


I want to make my own tablet too

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 19:57 1

12. downphoenix (Posts: 2266; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


That is pretty badass. But has there not been an updated Pi yet still?

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