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Who is this material intended for ?
This first version of the Diskio Pi is intended for manufacturers who need a large touch screen. The general public, aware of ecological and privacy issues, is also concerned, but it is necessary to have some knowledge of IT, although many tutorials 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:
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):
1: Top frame
3: SBC's plate
6: Touch glass controller 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
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 diskiopi.com
If you wish to manufacture the daughter board yourself in order to modify it, the diagrams are available in this documentation. (coming soon)
- 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 1mm to 3mm).
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 tweezers;
- Patience and thoroughness!
If you want to print your own case:
- A 3D printer in 400x300x300x300mm minimum format (Scalar XL Premium for example, or Creality CR-10 S4)
- Liquid cyanoacrylate glue (no gel);
- An adjustable soldering iron to install the brass inserts;
- Special double-sided adhesive for the screen (2mm wide)