The Raspberry Pi has been subjected to all sorts of computing incarnations except perhaps a tablet device. That has been taken care of with the PiPad which is the handiwork of one Michael Castor who has a passion for devices and loves tinkering with them. He has been working on such a concept since early 2013 which is when he had started stocking the parts needed. As has been stated by him, he was particularly interested in ensuring the device exudes style and elegance as much as it would be about substance.
That has been right on the spot can be made from the looks for the device which looks refined and well-built even for a hand built device. In the end, what you have is a device with a 10 inch capacitive display, and is based on the Raspberry Pi Model B mini PC that works in conjugation with a 512 MB RAM. The PiPad is also good enough for about 6 hours of usage thanks to the 10,000mAh battery that it comes with, which should be enough to give him company during flights, something that he has been particularly keen about.
Also, an interesting aspect of the PiPad is that it has been made of hand crafted birch case with a carbon fiber sheet making up the rear. The finishing is good so that what you have in the end is a solid looking device even though it is half an inch thick. Michael is even contemplating future upgrades for the device which includes adding a camera along with an IR blaster. However, all of that is still in the conceptual stage right now.
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