Chonky Palmtop, based in Pi, is a laptop-like PC with a fold-inkeyboard

Chonky Palmtop, based in Pi, is a laptop-like PC with a fold-inkeyboard ...

In the video above, you may take a look at the Palmtop, which he invented when he was looking at his desk (a 7-inch touchscreen, battery cells, and a Corne keyboard PCB). He discovered that these components were quite large. He thought he could combine these components into a compact one and that''s precisely what he did.

The Palmtop has a 7-inch screen, a Raspberry Pi 4, and a Corne Classic keyboard. It comes with an Ethernet port, and it has four USB ports, two of whom are USB 3.0, and two USB 2.0. However, it appears to be a useful machine.

The Palmtop''s open-source system allows you to discover what it is for yourself. Norris has published general instructions, a list of necessary materials and components, and STL files you may use for 3D printing various pieces over on Gitlab. It isn''t a beginner, but beginners might consider it feasible if they fill in some blanks in the Palmtop''s design instructions.

Norris has a few other issues to squash, but it is more than functional enough for general use even now. That said, Norris is working on fixing the Palmtop''s mysteriously-borked Firefox graphics acceleration and reworking the "lower left hinge bracket" to match the lid.

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