HOT Raspberry Pi DIY Mini Desktop PC Build - HotHardware

HOT Raspberry Pi DIY Mini Desktop PC Build

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The first piece of software we tried with our new custom mini-computer was the classic first person shooter 'Quake 3' for a little game play. This involved compiling the game to play on Linux which meant grabbing Linux targeted source code through a Dropbox like service we found. This link shows the lines of code used to install Quake, installing the necessary Linux packages, and building a Quake directory.


Raspberry Pi running Quake 3

We also downloaded the popular game Minecraft with a few simple lines of code. This meant simply downloading a user made version of the game and dumping it into a directory via LXTerminal. The team behind the Minecraft Pi edition has created a website for their version on the game here.


Minecraft Pi Edition running on the Raspberry Pi

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This is one of the coolest RPi stories I've ever seen, nice work! It's too common for people to just stop at shoving the device into a chassis and hooking it up to a monitor... this is another level entirely. Quite a brilliant use of that kind of display as well. It really does go to show how flexible our hardware really is, and not to mention Linux itself.

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What is the point of the battery pack, vs a standard 5v AC adapter?

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Adds a bit more portability to the device and fewer external connections needed. Next mod would be looking for a way to power the LCD off an internal source as well.

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Good job Michael,.....looks like a fun project.

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where did you get the enclosure? I've ben looking for ages for a enclosure like that!!

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A local place called U-Do-It Electronics but I think you can find them on the web.

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very exciting project michael.

but i think if we purchase an ARM based mini computer that come with case will be better, to keep the size small.

thank you for sharing

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Hello!

how do you set up the display options?

what set up [/boot/config.txt] or other ...?

i have same monitor, but very bad view terminal mode....

best regards, Michael

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I'd love to know how you set up the display options in config.txt also. I also have the same screen and by god it hurts my eyes!!

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I like the idea but all in all.....the effort you put into making a portable pc im my opinion you would be better of just buying a laptop lol

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