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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2. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 226; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
That's one of the coolest things I've seen in quite some time. Hats off to Mr. Castor!!
3. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Moreover, he's an audiophile.. =D
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..
5. Tuxedo (Posts: 253; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)
Pretty slick. I like DIY projects like this.
6. H3Drvr (Posts: 34; 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.
7. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1482; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
good to see that there is some DIY'ness in this modern age
8. RandomUsername (Posts: 804; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)
omgz bazel are waaayyy too thicck!!!11!
9. corporateJP (Posts: 2398; 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. :(
10. Vanster (Posts: 124; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)
haha thats cool, you done well, anyway processor doesnt matter
11. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1074; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
I want to make my own tablet too
12. downphoenix (Posts: 2768; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
That is pretty badass. But has there not been an updated Pi yet still?