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CutiePi: Raspberry Pi tablet nears completion; crowdfunding campaign incoming

Pricing for the CutiePi tablet is yet to be confirmed. (Image source: CutiePi.io)
Pricing for the CutiePi tablet is yet to be confirmed. (Image source: CutiePi.io)
The 8-inch Raspberry Pi and Raspbian tablet is almost ready for mass production, according to its creators. The CutiePi project has not only finalised the board design, giving it a massive overhaul from initial designs, but also has published design files for the tablet should you wish to build the tablet yourself.
Alex Alderson,

Revealed in August by the CutiePi project, the eponymously named Raspberry Pi tablet is almost ready to launch. The layout and schematics of its motherboard have been finalised, while it is has been OSHWA certified too. The project has already published its design files on Github if you fancy building the tablet yourself, while the Raspbian image and 3D printable case file will go live this month too.

If fabricating a circuit board is outside of your current skill set, then you should be able to purchase a CutiePi in the near future. The project will seek crowdfunding to mass produce the tablet, the details of which it will publish "in the coming weeks", according to a blog post.

The CutiePi project states that hardware parts are also "close to being finalized", and that the final enclosure remains in development. Some of its components have changed since August too. The micro USB port and 4,800 mAh battery of initial designs have been replaced by USB Type-C and a 5,000 mAh cell, while CutiePi has replaced the full-sized HDMI port with a micro version instead. The board now looks more compact too.

The CutiePi can be powered by either a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 (CM3) or Compute Module 3+ (CM3+) and will run on a custom Raspbian image. We shall keep you updated with more news about the project when we hear of it.

(Image source: CutiePi.io)
(Image source: CutiePi.io)
(Image source: CutiePi.io)
(Image source: CutiePi.io)
(Image source: CutiePi.io)
(Image source: CutiePi.io)

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Alex Alderson, 2019-12-12 (Update: 2019-12-12)
Alex Alderson
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.