When the first Raspberry Pi 1 Model B was released in 2012, I was fully immersed in the Zipit Z2 community and I had the idea to create my own handheld qwerty Linux computer with the Pi. Back then I didn’t really have the knowledge or skills to follow through with such a project and so it was pushed into the “some day” list. In late 2015, the Raspberry Pi Foundation released the tiny Pi Zero and subsequent Pi Zero W which sparked my interest in building a handheld again. Over that past few months I’ve been working on the first revision of my “qwertypi” handheld computer based on a Raspberry Pi Zero W. The project (more of an experiment) is well under way and I’m already working on a revision 2 pcb to fix my mistakes and change some things around.
Posted by on Fri, 1 Dec 2017