LittleBox DIY Kit: Make Your Own Raspberry Pi-based All-in-One PC

by Ostatic Staff - Jul. 12, 2013

 As reported here recently, the diminutive $25/$35 Linux computer dubbed Raspberry Pi has emerged as one of the biggest open source stories anywhere. It is now found in a supercomputer consisting of many Pi devices lashed together with Lego pieces, and is giving rise to DIY synthesizer and home security concoctions.

Now comes the very interesting LittleBox, which is a DIY kit that allows you to transform your Raspberry Pi into a full-fledged all-in-one desktop computer. It's shown here, and looks a little like an iMac merged with an iPad (it does feature a touchscreen).  

The Littlebox kit comes with 60 laser-cut wood parts, many components, an LCD screen, connectors and more.  The project is currently in Kickstarter mode, and will be seeking funding there through August 8. You can either pledge $205 and get a LittleBox in October 2014, or pledge about $227 and get one in October of this year. Sounds like the second pledge saves a lot of wait time.

However, LittleBox is open source in that you can get directions for building one here, and get started now.

You can view a gallery of photos of LittleBox here, and some cool shots of the rear of the device appear below, via the Kickstarter page: