February 27, 2021


Born to play

This retro-looking Raspberry Pi-compatible computer kit is fully customizable

If you like the Raspberry Pi 400, here’s a cooler way to change any solitary-board laptop or computer (SBC) these types of as the Raspberry Pi into a retro boombox-esque moveable laptop or computer. 

Established in an aluminum enclosure, the Prepared! Design a hundred has enough room to take any SBC or a Micro-ITX, and even the Intel NUC, with room to spare for batteries, monitors and other electronics.

The Prepared! Design a hundred is readily available in various variants, from a Diy kit to a totally assembled gaming laptop or computer that sports activities a AMD Ryzen V1605B SBC, earning it usable for all forms of private computing use scenarios.

Several variants

On the front, the chassis has area for a tiny ultra-vast 1920 x 480 resolution HDMI touchscreen and a sixty four-important programmable mechanical keyboard with RGB lights for every important. The ports of the SBCs split out on the again. The chassis has a dozen ports for HDMI, USB, Ethernet as nicely as 4 superior-get antenna couplers. 

On the inside of there are a few of custom designed 5w stereo neodymium speakers together with the PCB mounting plate that can fit the normal SBC. The kit also comes with additional guidance boards.

The modular procedure gives you the flexibility of eliminating or swapping out elements and the mounting plates ensure that it can be assembled with out any soldering.

The Prepared! Design a hundred is currently crowdsourcing on Kickstarter. The least expensive variant is the barebones Professional kit that gives you the utmost customizability and expenses marginally a lot less than $250. The assembled Neo Package expenses marginally about $350 with out a SBC and $400 with a 2GB “Raspberry Pi-compatible” SBC.