Assemble the elements in 2 hours, choose your nano computer and place it in the machine.

Diskio Pi is the most versatile touch device on the market.

 
  • Compatible with nano PCs up to 4Gb RAM (ARM, x86, x64)
  • Can be used as an external screen, touch or not
  • Up to 13 hours of battery life with the battery option
  • Full hackable, upgradable and customizable
 

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Model shown: prototype 0.3

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Diskio Pi is a fully repairable hybrid touchscreen kit device (assembly instructions here), whose the hardware can be updated with additional boards. Compatible with development boards such as Raspberry Pi or Odroid, this hardware is open source. The funding will enable the manufacture of 20 to 50 units, with 3D printed cases and custom electronic boards.
You have the possibility to print yourself the case, the STL and STEP files are available in gitlab.com website.
It is now also possible to integrate the screen into the case you have designed, or even to use only the daughter board in your assembly !
 

What for ?

 
Diskio Pi is for makers who require a large screen, touch or not.
Each copy will be unique, because YOU are the maker of your OWN machine. We just provide the material to make it. Diskio Pi is also the ultime machine to create your retro gaming console, with or without batteries.
 

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Build a large, portable retro game console

 

Diskio Pi is the ideal open solution that can serve as extra computer, learning code machine, or media center, to control your home automation, but also Diskio Pi can serve as living room tablet or to equip your vehicle.
 

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The device is equipped with a capacitive touch screen and a 13.3 inch HD screen.

 

All-in-one case for SBC (Small Board Computer) with integrated stereo audio and touch interface, with possibility of a battery equipment.High definition & touch screen with HDMI and USB inputs to use the HUB. Diskio Pi can be used as a secondary display for your laptop, or even your video game console !
 

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Due to the 3D printing method, the surface finish may be slightly lower than the visuals presented
(non-contractual photos).

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Compatible with the official Raspberry Pi camera (V2, 8MP), front or back position.06b1074e8919d5f054173b13e97a128b.jpg

High definition IPS screen with 10 points touch glass
Each element has been designed to build your own tablet according to your desires, with an effective adaptation of your SBC board.
Here is an example of configuration with a Odroid C2, 3 battery packs and the cooling solution, driven by the daughter board (board on the left).

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Diskio Pi has been designed to be as thin as possible, depending on the constraints imposed. When you look at the screen side, the thickness is no longer visible.
With the 3-position switch, you can use the device with an external HDMI source without uninstalling your internal SBC.
 

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Diskio Pi was designed like a PC, but in a portable hybrid format !

 

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The SBC board is fixed on a plate, which is clipped into the tablet. Many different cables will ensure the compatibility of about ten types of boards.
Here are the main ones :

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(note: the Raspberry Pi Zero cable is sold separately)

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Clipsable & replaceable hat, to adapt new L boards.

 

What's in the basic kit ?

 
The basic kit contains all the parts to build your tablet, powered by cable.
The case is 3D printed, and is delivered with this pack.
  • Screen and flat cable x 1
  • Touch glass with USB controler board x 1
  • 3D printed ABS case x 1
  • Racks plates & nylon spacers x 2
  • Daughter board x 1 (USB 2.0 HUB + power + fan controler)
  • Video controller board with OSD board and cable x 1
  • Ethernet & sound jack board (L board) x 1 
  • Internal cables for :  Raspberry Pi (1, 2, 3 B/B+ and Zero W, WH), Odroid C1+, C2, including Ethernet & HDMI internals cables.
  • Internal ribbon cable & connector for external HDMI input x 1
  • AC/DC power adaptor with EU, UK or US cable x 1
  • Screws and a small screwdriver x 1 set
  • Assembly instructions x 1

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The daughter board : power, USB 2.0 HUB, fan controler (adjustable), HDMI input

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The "L" board, which is replaceable with new functionalities. For the first one, you'll find an Ethernet port and an audio sound jack.

 

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The Diskio Pi equipped with an Odroid C2 board and Android 5.1 operating system (version 6.0 available)

Using the internal USB HUB, you can plug a mouse, a keyboard, a large dongle... If you're using another board than Raspberry Zero, one native USB port is free to plug a flash drive.
  • It is also possible to use your SBC board outside the screen for prototyping, by powering it directly via the screen and the vertical USB port:

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Prototyping with Diskio Pi using the external HDMI port

 

  • Internal GPIO access is also provided: a flat cable will be available in the Diskio Pi shop. Note that this access cannot be installed with the VESA option.

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GPIO access: a pre-cut hole is provided to adapt a flat cable.

  • For external sound: to anticipate a future audio output, a connector will be present on the Lan board. The internal audio cable, which must be connected to the display board or directly to the Pi, will be sold separately on the Diskio Pi website.

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The basic version is the best choice for any DIY home automation installation. Encase the device in a wall, and only 12mm thikness is visible. Safe and discreet, as you need.
 

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For the final version, the design will be modified with more square corners and some adaptations due to the constraints of 3D printing.

 

Given some fragile and small parts, the assembly must be done by an adult, or a child over 12 accompanied by an adult.
 

The SBC board is not included in the kit

The external display function is compatible HDMI version 1.4. In the case you would like to adapt the UP Board, the original equipment UP fan is required.

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Diskio Pi equipped with the UP board & Windows 10

 

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Diskio Pi naked version (without case) with Android running (Odroid C2)

 

The options

 
The general concept of the Diskio Pi project is to propose as many options as possible. Some are available now, others will be available only if the funding reaches a threshold.
 
 

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Each battery pack is composed of three cells

 

This option will allow you to make your Diskio Pi machine transportable. Battery packs are custom-made, and deliver a current of 7.4V. As the technology used is LiPo (lithium polymer), an internal electronic circuit is used to improve safety and prevent short circuits.
This option, consisting of 3 packs (6 LiPo cells), is delivered with a gauge board. This gauge will operate with a micro-switch button and activate an RGB (multicolor) LED that will change color according to the charge level of the cells.
As this map has not yet been developed, the funding will also be used to study this map.
The capacity of each pack is 3500 mAh, so a total of 10500 mAh will be available to run the screen and a Raspberry Pi about 10 hours, or 8h30 hours in charge.

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Battery life depending on SBC board type and use

 

The options available by steps

 
Already available:
The cooler consists of a radiator (25x25) with thermal pad, a fan and a temperature sensor. Place the radiator on the SoC and connect it to the daughter board (4-pin connector).
The use of a fan is recommended if you want to use Diskio Pi with any Odroid card, or with the Raspberry Pi 3 B+/4.
Touch glass is now an option, so it is no longer obligatory. If purchased separately, a frame with fitted edges will be delivered with it.
  
In anticipation:
The VESA plate is compatible 75x75. This option is necessary for specifics configurations and uses. At work, for a public use... Or just to adapt your own VESA stand.

Other options, like POE support, double SD card reader with external swich, or other specials boards will be also available in the future.
If the number of sales is very high, we can also consider manufacturing injection moulded plastic parts, starting with the front frame.

 

Device Specifications

 
  • ​Screen
Brand : Innolux 
Size : 13.3 inches
Resolution : 1920*1080 px
Surface treatment : Brillant
Type : TFT[IPS]
Brightness:300 cd/m2 (Typ.)
Viewing Angle :85/85/85/85
Contrast Ratio:800:1
Signal Interface :eDP 30 pins
Lamp Type:WLED
 
  • Touch interface (optionnal)
Structure : G/G (glass/glass)
Technology : capacitive, 10 points
Interface : USB 2.0
Hardness : ≥6H
 
  • Daughter board
Genesys Logic USB 2.0 Hub x3 (external 2x + internal 1x)
Buck converter 9V to 5V@4A (Power circuit)
Temperature control (with cooler input)
Connections with the SBCs by cables: (USB, Ethernet, power, HDMI).
USB 2.0 Output to use the touch glass with an external SBC or computer
HDMI external input
 
  • Ethernet board
Simple extension board, unshielded ethernet connector without LED
Audio jack connector 3.5 mm (stereo)
 
  • Screen controler board
HDMI 1.4 to eDP converter
Stereo DAC via HDMI, stéréo amplifier class D (1W)
Speakers : 2 x 1W
"portable screen": HDMI internal flat cable.
 
  • Power adaptor
AC/DC (9V-3A) & EU, UK or US plug

 
  • External In/Out
2x USB 2.0 out (500 mA)
1x 9V jack
1x HDMI in
1x USB 2.0 in
1x USB Power out (2.5A)
 
  • Batteries
Charge / discharge / balancing circuit for the batteries (2S2P and 2S3P), with:
Battery pack Full: 6 LiPo cells 7.4V, 10500mAh
 
  • Size
Width : 335 mm
Height : 240 mm
Thickness max : 35 mm
Thickness min : 12 mm
 
  • Weight
without batteries: 1275 g
with 6 cells: 1650 g
 
  • Protection
IP 20
 
  • Case's color & material 
PETG, black grey or white (3D printed)
 
  • Garantee
The garantee is 12 monthes for all the parts (except wrong handling). We change just the defective part. In the case of the screen, if the reference does not exist anymore, we replace it with a close reference and new compatibles brackets.