Introduction: Backseat Pi Holder V2

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This project is a version of the Raspberry Pi Emulator Console for the backseat by MoTinkerGNome. This is going to make it easy to go in the car and move along with you anywhere you need to go. In this instructable, you will program the pie, putting a screen on and put it all together into cases.

Step 1: Step 1: Materials Needed

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Step 2: Step 2: Software Side

Download your base image This is going to be a 1GB or larger file so while it is downloading you can format and get your SD card ready for writing the image. The most current version at the time of this writing is V2.3 http://blog.petrockblock.com/retropie/retropie-dow...

The second piece of software is the SD Association card formatting utility, this will ensure that the SD card is properly formatted to the SD Association standard. This may prevent possible card corruption, however, I don’t know for certain. My thought is that if the standards org recommends it then it is the best practice. I have had better luck with this utility than the windows format utility for SD cards. https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/

The last piece of software to download is the Win32DiskImager I downloaded my copy directly from source forge as they don’t seem to put any junk in their download. This utility will serve two purposes the first is to write the image to the card. And the second is to create a backup ISO once you have it configured the card to your liking. http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/

I installed the win32diskimager using Win7 compatibility as administrator for it to work properly.
After you have written the image to your SD card insert it in your Pi and Boot it with a network connection keyboard monitor and mouse. The software image downloaded above will boot to emulation station press F4 when it states that you do not have an input configured to drop to the terminal. If you are using a physical network cable you can run the following in the terminal window if not start and manually start your wireless connection then open a terminal utility. The final steps are to Expand the file system to use the entire drive,

studio raspi-config You will need to perform option 1 to expand the file system to use the whole card. Then option 8 for advanced options to configure the memory split to 256. At this time you can perform a software overclock by selecting the desired level of overclocking, however, remember overclocking is at your own risk you may void your warranty.

I cannot be held liable if you Burn your Pi.

Step 3: Step 3: Assemble

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You start by contending the screen to the pi. This is by putting the Pi connecting with a content.

Next is to test the screen is to plug the charging wire to the battery pack and test if it tunes on.

Next is to drill holes in the container for the power to connect to the Pi and for the controller.

Next, put the charger cable into the hole and connect it to the Pi and screen and then put the controller to one of the 4 pots holes and put the screen on the bottom.

Then put the battery pack on the back of the case with vector stripes.

The last thing is to put the stripes on the loops. Now you are done and have a Backseat pie case for the car and anywhere you need it to go.

Comments

Swansong (author)2017-06-09

That's a neat setup :) You should enter it into the travel contest!

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