Raspberry Pi Roundup - two personal portable makes and a new issue of the MagPi


Over on Raspberry Pi Pod, I've blogged about a recent 'make' in which I embedded a Raspberry Pi Zero W into a handheld plastic enclosure with an LCD display for output. You can read more, including full details of what components you would need if you wanted to do the same.


Issue 68 of the Raspberry Pi magazine The MagPi is out. Inside is a feature on the new Raspberry Pi 3B+ and a massive 8-page spread on Pi Wars, the Raspberry Pi-powered robotics competition that myself and Tim Richardson run which is coming up on 21st & 22nd April. (Get tickets to watch here!) Plenty of other features, projects, news and reviews are in there too! Download a copy here or buy it from newsagents or online.


For ages, I’ve been meaning to take one of these 4.3 inch TFT screens and embed a Raspberry Pi inside it. I realise, of course, that the resolution of the screen isn’t anything much (certainly not “high resolution” as it states on the description!) at 480px x 272px (ish) but it’s very cute the way it just “pops up” when you press the button and there seemed to be enough space in the bottom for a Pi. So, I went ahead and bought one. I embedded a Raspberry Pi in it and use a mini wireless keyboard to type. Read more about the make over on Raspberry Pi Pod.