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CutiePi designs an open source, Raspberry Pi-powered Linux tablet (crowdfunding coming soon)

The CutiePi is a Linux tablet with an 8 inch display, a handle, and an open source design — you can find details about the tablet’s software, printed circuit board, and design files for making your own 3D-printed case at github.

First unveiled last summer, the project is still in development. But the team behind the CutiePi says a crowdfunding campaign is coming soon.

In the meantime, they’ve announced some major progress, including version 1.2 of the CutiePi board, the final design for the tablet enclosure, and software updates. They’ve also put together a fully functional prototype.

At the heart of the CutiePie is a printed circuit board with a slot for a Raspberry Pi Compute Model 3 Lite, which features a 1.2 GHz Broadcom BCM2837 quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor and 1GB of RAM.

The board includes WiFi and Bluetooth, a micro HDMI port, USB-C and USB-A ports, GPIO pins, and gyroscope, among other things. And the case includes cut-outs for those ports, plus a microSD card reader, speaker, and power button…

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