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Mega Power Bank
Thanks for posting the pictures - hope it brings a smile of nostalgia.I never put a Pi actually inside my case because the connectors on the model B I had were quite awkwardly arranged. A Pi Zero + separate USB hub would work really well I imagine.Thanks - Ian
Well done sir! Thanks for posting the pic - enjoy your LARPing.Ian
Glad to be of service, and thanks for the pictures!Charging works through the 12V socket - it's just a direct connection to the battery so wiring up a suitable charger to an accessory plug does the trick. See step 7 for a pic of what I'm using. For keeping it topped up you can use a 12V solar panel - these are often sold with a plug attached.Thanks - Ian
Made this for camping, and will not get to try it out till next spring/ summer. Almost destroyed the 12v plug trying to solder the wires on it. Ended up taking the plastic off the connectors and slipping heat shrink over them. Now all i need to do is add a way to charge it. Some advice on this would be much appreciated.
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Made this for camping and LARPing with Dystopia Rising. works great for charging devices. I included a trickle charger for a motorcycle with a 12v plug for chargin in the field and added a fuse between the battery and the plugs to protect pulged in devices.
This is a great set up for camping or even fishing! Very simple. Thanks for the pics
Great instructions and mini-project. I have been meaning to get around to making one for a long time and have now finally done it and really it didn't take that long at all. I had a bit of a mis-wiring (back to front) problem with my first attempt and then a minor snag with a ropey old Acorn key switch but those are all remedied now. Here's the required 'I Made It' snap with another using it to run Brandy (BBC) Basic on a Raspberry Pi 3 (not installed in the case). I will probably install a Pi Zero in the case in the fullness of time, then it can boot up into Elkulator are be, erm, an Electron again.
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