The Element14 DIY Pi Desktop Kit is a kit of accessories that allow you to convert a Raspberry Pi 2 or Pi 3 into a desktop computer. The kit includes a case and an add on board, similar to a HAT, that plugs onto the 40 pin GPIO connector of the Raspberry Pi. This add on board contains a Real Time Clock (RTC), and a connector for a mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD).
Introducing a revolutionary set of accessories to help you to convert your Raspberry Pi 2/3 into a functional desktop computer. It includes an add-on board, which plugs into the 40-pin I/O connector of Pi, and helps to connect a high capacity external Solid State Drive (SSD) via mSATA interface for extended storage up to 1TB. It also offers a Real Time Clock to keep track of time and an intelligent power management controller with a power button to enable the Pi to be turned on or off or rebooted without unplugging the USB power cable, allowing you to handle the Pi safely. The kit comes with a stylish case that allows you to conceal everything within the enclosure to keep things tidy. All together this kit helps you to convert your Pi into a PC with Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth, Real Time Clock, Camera and SSD. Connect the new Pi Desktop to a display through an HDMI interface and enjoy an authentic PC experience.
- Intelligent, safe power controller with on/ off and reboot button
- Interface to connect mSATA SSD (upto 1TB)
- Real Time Clock to keep track of time
- Stylish enclosure
Blog post available at http://www.makerspace-uk.co.uk/setting-diy-pi-desktop-kit/
The full DIY Pi Desktop kit consists of the following items:-
- Button cell for Real Time Clock (RTC)
- Enclosure (base and lid)
- Add on board
- Heat sink (for Raspberry Pi processor)
- USB to micro USB adaptor (for USB to SSD connector)
- Standoffs and screws (for mounting Pi, add on board and optional SSD)
Note: Raspberry Pi and SSD sold separately and not included in this kit