Portable Raspberry Pi projects

By Rob Zwetsloot. Posted

Raspberry Pi is small and requires very little power. This makes it perfect for plugging in a portable battery and making your trips a bit more interesting. Here are some of the greatest ways to make your Raspberry Pi portable.

Raspberry Pi Zero AirPlay

Music anywhere

Need a portable speaker that anyone can control easily? This AirPlay speaker is simple and looks great. magpi.cc/airplay

Becca Cam

HQ Camera hack

The recent HQ Camera is a powerful sensor with some great lenses. It’s not a full camera, though, so Becca put it inside an old SLR. magpi.cc/beccacam

Lunchbox Arcade Game

Need food badly

A quick go at Street Fighter on a lunch-break is a tradition in some offices, and this takes it a little step further by combining the two. magpi.cc/lunchbox

mintyPi

Incognito gaming

Stuffing a Raspberry Pi Zero into a mints tin is an incredible accomplishment in itself, and mintyPi takes it a step further to be a whole game system. magpi.cc/mintypi

PiBoy DMG

Game Boy converter

There are a few ways to turn a Raspberry Pi into a portable handheld, but this all-in-one kit from PiBoy DMG is one of our recent favourites.

$130 | magpi.cc/piboydmg

Portable Raspberry Pi 4 computer

Recycled parts

HackSpace magazine editor Ben Everard made this very quickly with some spare parts and a handmade wooden ‘case’. It does the job surprisingly well.

hsmag.cc/24

Ruggedized Raspberry Pi Portable

Apocalypse-ready

When planning for many kinds of fictional apocalypse, people seem to always forget the tech part. This rugged laptop will help there and in the real world.

magpi.cc/ruggedpi

Wearable time-lapse camera

Conspicuous fast-motion

A very cool use of Raspberry Pi that lets you walk around and get a nice little time-lapse of your day.

magpi.cc/timelapse

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