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This Base-Station was originally conceived as the control centre for FishPi's Proof-O-f-Concept Vehicle (POCV). I had in mind an aluminium flight case with a keyboard, mouse, LCD, and a USB Hub along with extensions for USB & Networking. The Base-Station would connect direcftly to the POCV via a 32-pin umbilical.

In this instructable I will demonstrate how to build your own accompanying Base-Station.

Step 1: Parts.

The Base-Station has gone through three major development stages. Any additional parts used within a new development will be detailed later in this 'ible.

Initially the Base-Station featured;


There are no batteries inside the Base-Station. Power is supplied from either a 12v car battery, or a 12v PSU.

Several months ago I built the LapPi, a Raspberry Pi Laptop. There are many similarities between the two. It is worth noting that although the LapPi was published first, work on the Base-Station had began well before the LapPi's completion.
pleas make me one ill pay you a lot of money
Can I go on the Internet with this vehicle base
What is the weight of the case with everything in it?
We humans are bizarre animals : all this work for playing with a toy !!!!&hellip; <br>All other species must scratch their head when watching us. ;))) <br> <br>Thumbs up !
Any alternatives for the Seijn SPR keyboard w/trackball that are cheap(er)? 51 euros or 62 USD seems to be a bit much for a wired keyboard for a PI setup.
It is quite a specialised item so the price will be higher than standard. <br>You could have a look at the Keysonic KSK-3201RF Super-Mini Slim Wireless Media HTPC Keyboard - 2.4Ghz with Trackball

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