Strange input and strange peripheral: Pi 400 is the easiest of the cyberdecks

Raspberry Pi has emerged as a favorite for home-made computer workstations, with the all-in-one Raspberry Pi 400 providing a particularly simple shortcut for integrating computer and keyboard components. Although there are still questions about the cyberdeck chassis and screen and this one [bobricius] A riser from the expansion port containing a 320 × 240 SPI display answered what could be the easiest way via PCB.

If it starts to look familiar, you’ll recognize it as a slightly higher-quality version of the cheap LCD screen that has been available for Pi for several years. There’s a pair of speakers alongside the screen, and the whole thing extends from the back of the Pi 400 to the top. We will question how much load can be taken by the expansion connector, but in reality it does not seem to be taking too much.

The device used can be seen in the video below the break. It’s certainly not the largest display, and when used as a desktop, it’s rather compact, but it seems to be enough for a terminal. Compared to many cyberdecks it has the advantage that when the novelty is reduced, it can be removed and the Pi 400 is used with a conventional display.

The Pi 400 has been with us for almost a year now, and it probably didn’t get the recognition it deserved. If you’ve never tried it, take a look at when our review came out.

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