Custom-built word processing box powered by Raspberry Pi


Portland-based Giando Sigurani has created a portable word processing system from a Raspberry Pi 2 and a few other bits including a full-size keyboard and track pad, SD card reader and exposed USB port. The whole thing has been built into a varnished cigar box (complete with blood stain from when he was carving). It boots straight into LibreOffice and all other software has been removed to lessen the temptation of distrations. He has come up with two possible names: The Ambition Box and the Write-O-Tron. He has a tiny screen (looks like a 3″) attached but has configured everything so that text is clearly readible. He is currently using it to write his second novel! You can see it in action below:

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