Intro: Cheap IKEA Raspberry Pi Computer
For Christmas we decide to "upgrade" the computer of our daughter with the Rpi V3.
We bought the RPi at Pimoroni: https://shop.pimoroni.com/, a nice shop with a great support.
The Idea came from my wife as we had at the kitchen a tablet stand from IKEA (model Rimforsa), as we where inspired by the Kano design
Fro the screen I bougth a LCD screen in DealExtreme, with the HDMI connector.
For the sound I used a cheap speaker, but at home, the Rpi is mainly connected to a bluetoth speakers.
The concept is quite simple, a big cut for the screen, and them hiding the Pi and the electronics behind the screen.
My daugther is playing with the Kano OS
Step 1: Assembly the Frame.
First step is to test the electronics.
The, cut the stand to the dimensions of the screen.
Later, with the cutoff of the front I prepared the stands for the electronics:with countersunk screw, then this stand is glued on position behind the screen. I didn´t want to see the bolts from the back of the stand, that´s why I went with this solution.
I attached with hot glue the screen control buttons in the rear opening of the Rimforsa
Finally, the installation of the screen with hot-glue
Step 2: Cabling the Computer.
The good point of the screen is that it works at 5 volts, so I took the power directly from the RPi conectors, in particular from pin 4 (5V) and 6 (GND), with a simple cable.
Also a HDMI small cable. I recently bougth a smaller one (20cm) as I was on a hurry to have the computer ready for Christmas.
Connecting these two cables and the power from a reliable 2A power supply, the job is done.