From FishPi to LittleBox – a Kickstarter to turn your Pi into a desktop PC

Remember Greg Holloway, the mind behind FishPi? He did a guest post for us about a year ago (complete with kraken) about the difficulties of making an autonomous, solar powered, ocean-going robot.

He’s now launched Littlebox, a Kickstarter for a DIY kit to turn your Pi into a desktop PC.

There’s a resistive touchscreen! A USB hub! A lovely little GPIO panel that’s brought out in the front of the unit! Speakers and an amp! Greg has details of the development over at Instructibles if you want to learn more about the build.

We think it’s a great project, and we hope you’ll consider funding it. Littlebox’s Kickstarter only went live yesterday, so there are still some Earlybird packages left – go and check it out!

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What a very cool project.
I love the final result. It looks like a steampunk computer.

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It really caught my eye – I agree, the final result’s very good looking.

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Seriously 350+ pounds for that?! You must be kidding me. Plus the page doesn’t even state the resolution of the LCD… wth!

Get a Motorola Atrix Lapdock if you want a full-featured RPI laptop, that can even run off batteries. That plus a Gertboard will set you back ~100€…

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Why would you get this for £350 when you can get a nice little laptop for that price that is a smaller form factor, or even a chinese tablet or even an Ipad…more money than sense. Sorry but its true

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Nice little set, bit out of my budget lol

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It’s a crazy amount of money for an over complicated bit of plywood.

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