They are great Cyberdeck projects described on cyberdeck.cafe, it’s really a nice source of inspiration. But most projects need special skills and 3D printing. So I wanted to propose a more accessible Minimalist Cyberdeck project built only by assembling existing parts. Modularity will remaind important and it must stay open to personalisation and evolution. Also I liked to keep something small enough to fit in my backpack, or that I can wear with a shoulder strap or harness system.
So here is the list of the parts I used :
Raspberry Pi 4 / 4GB.
microSD : (choose a fast one of at least 8GB).
Extra pairs of GoPro Hinges : I found some on Amazon, I took several sets of different size x 2.
A strong double-sided Tape.
Raspberry Pi 4 USB-C power supply or strong enough USB PowerBank.
Assembling all together :
Just follow SmartiPi Touch 2 instructions to assemble the LCD screen, the Raspberry Pi and the Case together. Then add the extra GoPro hinges between the case and the feet to allow the SmartiPi case to close nicely over your keyboard. When you found the right set of hinges combinaison that fit your configuration then simply use a good quality double-sided tape to assemble the keyboard over the SmartiPi feet.
Here is some extra view to better understand :
A view from the back side, with the access doors to the Pi removed.
A side view that show the extra GoPro Hinges added to close nicely the SmartiPi case over the keyboard.
Same side view but in open position.
Bottom view : the keyboard is glued over the SmartiPi feet with a simple double-sided tape.
A back view with raspberry access door closed an the beautiful cool stickers 😎
Fully operational and connected to a USB PowerBank 😉
I wrote a little article on my web site if you like to learn more about this setup : https://nearphuture.org/technology/minimalist-cyberdeck/