Introduction: Raspberry Pi Pad! Capacitive Touch Screen Tablet! (樹莓派平板!電容觸控式平板電腦!)

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A brief guide on making your very own touchscreen pi pad!

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這是一個教你特有的觸控螢幕平板的簡略指南!

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  • Element 14 capacitive touch screen £60 Element 14 電容觸控螢幕 60鎊
  • Apple ipad mini battery £10 蘋果ipad迷你電池 10鎊
  • Lithium battery charger and 5v usb 2a driver board £5 鋰電池充電器和5伏特usb 2a驅動板 5鎊
  • Raspberry pi 2 £35 樹莓派 2 35鎊
  • Soldering iron and skills 焊鐵和技巧
  • Ply wood and saw skills £5 夾板和用鋸技巧 5鎊
  • Dremel and cutting discs 刻磨機和切割盤
  • Wood glue, hot glue gun 熱溶膠、熱溶槍



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Step 1: Uses Element14 7 Inch Capacitive Touch Screen. Dremel Away the Screw Tabs and Buy a Longer DSI Cable.

Picture of Uses Element14 7 Inch Capacitive Touch Screen.  Dremel Away the Screw Tabs and Buy a Longer DSI Cable.

Step 2: Remove Tall Components From Raspberry Pi Pcb. Ethernet and Dual Stack Usb Ports.

Picture of Remove Tall Components From Raspberry Pi Pcb.  Ethernet and Dual Stack Usb Ports.

I had a USB power and charger PCB with two single height connectors... so i robbed them from the pcb and they fitted nicely to the PI... (Shown in picture 2 - lower picture)

我有一個USB電源和PCB充電器與兩個single height連接器...所以我把他們從pcb上取出,他們很合適 PI ...(如圖2 - 較下方的圖)

Step 3: Get Your Hands on an Ipad Mini Battery, Hollow Out Some Ply Wood With a Chisel.

Picture of Get Your Hands on an Ipad Mini Battery, Hollow Out Some Ply Wood With a Chisel.

將您的手放在Ipad迷你電池上,用鑿子挖空 一部分的夾板。

Step 4: Arrange Components, With Tape and Hot Glue, Glue Ipad Mini Battery in Place. Solder Wifi Direct to Pi Pcb!

Picture of Arrange Components, With Tape and Hot Glue, Glue Ipad Mini Battery in Place.  Solder Wifi Direct to Pi Pcb!

使用膠帶和熱膠安裝組件,黏牢Ipad迷你電池在位子上。 直接將Wifi焊接到Pi 印刷電路板!

Step 5: Saw Some Ply Wood and Make a Booking! Install Software Per Instructions on Element14 Website. Fit Low Profile Usb Connectors.

鋸一些夾板和-------- 在Elements 14 網站上安裝每個說明的軟件。 適合短檔版Usb連接器。

Step 6: Bandaging, Badaboom... One Beautiful Pi Pad!

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Comments

filfrey (author)2016-04-13

Does anyone know if this is compatible with raspberry pi 1 model B?

HowardLJTaylor (author)filfrey2017-08-16

Im sorry no, the screen doesnt work with that model

madmungo made it! (author)2016-03-07

This is weird, but cool!! I was just looking through instructables for ideas on how to finish off the edging of my raspberry pi tablet, and i found your tablet, which looks almost exactly like mine!!! :-D And we finished ours about the same time too. :-D

So I am running Ubuntu MATE, (trying to install Kodi, but it is not supported yet), i downloaded a really great on screen keyboard which pops up whenever a text field is sensed. I have a bluetooth miniature keyboard for when i need to use it. The case i made is from Balsa wood as it was a bit of a rough draft. I shall fill in a parts list on a separate listing and what i did so as not to hijack your thread :-) But how exciting that we built such similar tablets! Nice to see that your woodworking and battery choice was much better than mine! :-D

HowardLJTaylor (author)madmungo2016-03-07

Ahhh!!! - I see you have some 18650 batteries installed!! - ... Whats the battery life? - I get about 5 hrs wityh the ipad battery...

JohnM120 (author)HowardLJTaylor2016-03-13

Hello Howard, Here is another alternative to your USB porting dilemma: I found these USB & microphone/ speaker cable assemblies on eBay for $10 USD.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281241943640?_trksid=p2057...

This would allow you to remove the USB sockets from the PI, and relocate them elsewhere on your case where ever it might better fit. Hope this helps.

Cheers.

JM

HowardLJTaylor (author)JohnM1202016-03-14

Very cool, useful for usb !! I'm fitting a dac for audio shortly as the pi audio out is very poor quality... Thanks for this!!

HowardLJTaylor (author)madmungo2016-03-07

One last comment, I am fitting some speakers and a small dac for good quality audio output shortly... it runs VLC amazingly and VLC has a lovely equalkizer... then we are finished... also, I need to sort out a better on of switch...

madmungo (author)HowardLJTaylor2016-03-10

ooooh... an internal speaker... that is a great idea!!!

madmungo (author)HowardLJTaylor2016-03-08

Hey HowardT4,

You have inspired me to do an instructable too. I shall link to your instructable as i think you have some much better features.

The battery life is about 12 hours, but as the sound output from the Pi2 on vlc has loads of interference, i have not pushed the performance for that long.

I didnt remove anything from the pi, i still use the various features (rj45 etc), so wanted to keep it complete. I did mount it in a reverse position though and the thickness is the same as the batteries, so it works out well. :-)

I am still looking for a way of trimming the edge next to the screen that looks pretty. I was thinking of using the plastic from the sheath of a wire/cable but i shall have a play and see what 2.0 brings :-)

Hopefully I shall post the instructable today so you can see more pics and a parts list etc.

Thank you for such a nice response. :-D

HowardLJTaylor (author)madmungo2016-03-07

Dude!! That is awesome!! - I'm impressed... did you unsolder the tall stuff to make it thinner? - Eitherway, looks great... are you going to put up an instructable?

madmungo (author)2016-03-08

As promised HowardT4, here is my very first instructable! Inspired by reading your great instructable!

Thanks!

https://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Table...

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-02-28

Awesome tablet design.

THANKS SIR!! - IT MAKES PEOPLE SMILE... LIKE A FRED FLINTSTONE TABLET!

BertS2 (author)2016-03-01

Cool! Any idea of total parts cost?

HowardLJTaylor (author)BertS22016-03-07

about £135... not counting glue, wood etc...

HowardLJTaylor (author)BertS22016-03-01

Added approx parts list and costs, needs refining, but hope it helps!

JavaProgrammer (author)2016-02-29

cool! maybe a list of parts could be added?

Added approx parts list and costs, needs refining, but hope it helps!

HowardLJTaylor (author)2016-02-28

I found some single height usb connectors on the battery charger pcb I used.

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