This is my first real Pi based project, the only other thing I’ve done is use a Pi for Kodi in my bedroom. So far the plan is still in the early days, I have a Pi2 running RetroPie, an old laptop screen and a load of ideas. The plan is to get a flight case and fit the screen to the inside of the lid and have all the workings in the base of the case. I’ve an idea of how it’s all going to work but have yet to get my head around the power. I want it to run off both mains and battery power but I’m still learning how. It’s been nearly 20 years since I played with electronics.
Chris, at least the battery-power option is easy: buy a Cellularline charger (like the model PB-03S). It has 4400mAh and can deliver up to 2A… really enough to drive the pi and at least a 3.5 TFT.
for a picture of my assembly including a very sexy Rii miniature wireless keyboard with touchpanel (and Laser pointer on top!)
There isn’t a uk version of the Cellularline charger, boo. Also I need 12v at 4A for my A/D board. I will soor it though.
I have found a controller board for my screen which will be here in a few weeks from China, I really need to wait for that to turn up before I do much else as if I can’t get that working the project will struggle to go anywhere.