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Turning a Keyboard into a Computer with Raspberry Pi

This compact computer features a sturdy keyboard with a Raspberry Pi hidden inside–making it an all in one machine complete with a USB hub hidden in the keyboard.

Courtesy of German computer hobbyist Preamp, the build includes some clever rewiring of ports–such as shifting the Ethernet via a tiny patch cable–as well as some additions in the form of a USB hub. Hit up the link below for more pictures and a Google Translation of his build notes.

Raspberry Pi Keyboard Build [via Hack a Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/16/12

Comments (7)

  1. megavic

    Cool! Looks like a commodore 64!

  2. rKiller

    Big bro of commodore 64 can be used for emulation I wonder?

  3. Anon

    Commodore? Perhaps.

    Looks to me more like an old Radio Shack Color Computer (aka, CoCo).

    I wonder if anyone else see’s a similarity to a Timex Sinclair or maybe a Texas Instruments TI4a.

    (I know… “People who can remember when there were no computers probably shouldn’t be using them.” Or was that a saying about cars?)

  4. Susan Harley

    Achtung komputerbanaltesteller noch kaput.

  5. fallout330

    Very intriguing idea, I like it!

  6. fallout330

    Intriguing idea, I like it! The integration is cool.

  7. Jordan A

    How about running the standard video through USB and making an adapter at the other end? then a decent USB extention cord and all it would take is one. Alternatively, you could run power to a battery pack for the raspberry pi so it is rechargable.

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