Homemade Raspberry Pi tablet, PiPad, with wood finish and Linux OS will set your sweet tooth tingling
Meet the Raspberry Pi tablet, named PiPad by its owner and creator Michael Castor.
The tablet was built by maker-enthusiast Castor as a Maker Faire project. He used a 12V, 10-inch touchscreen with a 5V HDMI to LVDS adapter, since the Raspberry Pi runs off 5V. He also managed to squeeze in a 10,000mAh battery that gives a good six hours of use.
But it's the design we love. Castor made the PiPad using some beautiful half-inch Baltic birch plywood wrapped over a carbon fibre frame, which looks great on the back. There appear to be some blue battery notification lights to the rear that could prove useful. It's also been signed, at Maker Faire, by Raspberry Pi Foundation founder Eben Upton.
The PiPad charges via a 5V mobile phone charger, features Wi-Fi, a waterproof on-off button with white LED lighting, micro to mini USB, a Flio E5 headphone amplifier, and USB.
Of course you won't be able to buy this but you could have a go at building your own. All the parts used and a guide can be found on Michael's blog, linked below.