Hey guys...I'm a newbie here in Pi-land, as I got my first one last month...my goal for it is to build a little portable PC that is too big to be a smartphone and too small to be a laptop (I've already got a 3.5 inch monitor and one of those little wireless keyboard/trackpad things). Problem is, I'm a little stuck as to which battery power source to buy, and wiring is a bit of a hassle, too. Could someone help me out by telling me what kind of battery I'll need to run everything, as well as how to wire it with minimal soldering?
It might help if I give you some specs:
Monitor: 3.5 inches, LCD, box says it needs 12 volts, I have yet to see how low it can go.
Pi: 5 volts, although I'm running it off of my Dad's 4.8 volt charger and it works fine with the monitor (switch to HDMI and it freezes up). The pi has a wireless dongle for the keypad, too, so a little more voltage may be appreciated.
I do hope to use a USB hub, too, that may need to be powered as well.
If anyone can help me, that would be greatly appreciated!!!