BeepBerry launches as mini Linux computer with Raspberry Pi boards and a BlackBerry keyboard ↺
SQFMI has introduced another open-source device, having previously released Watchy over two years ago. As the image below shows, SQFMI has taken a Raspberry Pi Zero and mated to a carrier board with a display and a keyboard on its other side. Called the BeepBerry, the small Linux computer measures 104 x 74 x 15 mm and powers the Raspberry Pi Zero with a 2,000 mAh LiPo battery.
Additionally, SQFMI has integrated a 2.7-inch display LCD that outputs at 400 x 200 pixels, as well as a three-row keyboard with backlighting and a small touchpad. While it looks like SQFMI has lifted a keyboard directly from an old BlackBerry, it is actually the Solder Party BB Q20 Keyboard, derived from a BlackBerry Classic. For reference, the BeepBerry leverages Raspberry Pi OS Lite and has a Raspberry Pi RP2040 for interpreting keyboard inputs.
Furthermore, the BeepBerry has a MicroSD card slot, 3x unpopulated 10-pin GPIO headers, plus a programmable RGB LED and side button. The BeepBerry is orderable from US$79.99 without a Raspberry Pi Zero W but with mounting screws and its LiPo battery. Alternatively, SQFMI sells the BeepBerry with its single-board computer (SBC) bundled for US$99.99. As it stands, SQFMI hopes to start shipping BeepBerry orders in August for those without a Raspberry Pi Zero W and a month later with the SBC included.
SQFMI via CNX Software