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Raspberry Pi: Transform the popular single-board computer into a hackable mobile device with the YARH.IO

Raspberry Pi: Transform the popular single-board computer into a hackable mobile device with the YARH.IO. (Image source: YAHR.IO)
Raspberry Pi: Transform the popular single-board computer into a hackable mobile device with the YARH.IO. (Image source: YAHR.IO)
A new project utilises the Raspberry Pi as a portable mobile computer with a built-in screen, keyboard and trackpad. Housed in a 3D-printed case, the YARH.IO has been designed for hackers.

The YARH.IO is pricey, but it sure seems fun. The project combines the versatility of a Raspberry Pi 3B+ with a host of off-the-shelf parts into what its creators have dubbed a hackable Linux handheld. The device runs Raspberry Pi OS but supports all OSes that run on the Raspberry Pi 3B+.

The YARH.IO has a 5-inch touchscreen that resolves at 800 x 480 pixels, along with a keyboard, trackpad and dedicated mouse buttons. We should point out that these connect over Bluetooth. Additionally, there is a 5,000 mAh Li-Ion battery and a real-time clock. The GPIO pins of the Raspberry Pi are accessible too, as is the rest of the device's I/O. YARH.IO has published the full parts list on its website, including purchase links. The device is housed in a 3D-printed case, the STL files for which can be downloaded from here.

YARH.IO estimates that these files would take 36 hours to print and prepare at the cost of US$340.00. If you do not have access to a 3D printer, but you do like the look of YARH.IO, then you can purchase the MKI directly for US$629.99 plus shipping.

(Image source: YAHR.IO)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-09- 8 (Update: 2020-09- 8)
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