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This first version of the Diskio Pi is intended for manufacturers who need a large screen, touch or not. The public, aware of ecological and privacy issues, is also concerned, however, it's necessary to have some basic computer skills, although many tutorials on the use of nano PC cards exist on the web.

This machine is therefore intended for people who want to master the hardware of their portable computing device, in an era when proprietary hardware is abundant on the market but free hardware is very rare.

Do I need special knowledge ?

The assembly of the machine is simple for an experienced maker, and can take longer for a beginner (about 2 hours). However, no soldering is necessary, we have made the assembly as simple as possible.

At the OS and software level, despite the dedicated section for the first steps, we invite you to visit your board's website for more information on installation and advanced use:

The Diskio Pi forum is also there to help you with any questions about software or hardware. To choose the board that best suits your needs, go to the page compatibility.

Which parts do I need ?

To give you an idea of what the assembly can be, here is the prototype 0.3 completely dismantled (off screen):

Les pièces détachées du terminal (sans l'écran)

1: Top frame

2: Screen brackets right and left

3: SBC's plate

4: Casing

5: Principal frame (made up of two parts to be 3D printed)

6: Touch glass controller board

7: Screen controler board

8: Daughter board

9: L board (Ethernet version)

10: OSD keyboard PCB

11: on/off button board

12: Power cables / USB datas

13: HDMI cables

14: Speakers

15: USB 2.0 HUB cables

16: OSD cable

17: AC/DC power (9V3A)

ABS parts can be printed in 3D, electronic boards and display will be available on the website

If you wish to manufacture the daughter board yourself in order to modify it, the diagrams are available in this documentation. (coming soon)


Kit version

  • The Diskio Pi kit
  • A small screwdriver: several screw sizes are present in the Diskio Pi. A watch-type screwdriver is required, ideally a box with several sizes of cross-head screwdrivers (from 1 mm to 3 mm). An universal screwdriver will be delivered with the kit;
  • "Adhesive tape": to facilitate assembly and to fix the cables, a few pieces of adhesive tape are required. I use tape, such as "electric tape";
  • A cutter: to unlock the gauge test button;
  • Optional: a tweezer ;
  • Patience and thoroughness!

DIY version

If you want to print your own case:

  • A 3D printer in 400x300x300mm minimum format (Scalar XL Premium for example, or Anycubic Chiron)
  • An adjustable soldering iron to install the brass inserts;
  • Special double-sided adhesive for the screen (2mm wide)