Off-Grid Cyberdeck! The Raspberry Pi Recovery Kit — BACK7.CO1 min read

Building Internet-connected things seems obvious today, but what about when there’s no Internet?

 The concept often feels like something out of a science fiction movie or a doomsday prepper’s handbook- and while this device can work in both scenarios, it’s also about understanding resiliency for your projects and being a good steward of the systems in place today.

I’ve been posting the progress of this project on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook all month, and this is my full build log of the project. You’ll find the parts list at the bottom of this article. They are affiliate links that help me make more cool stuff, and by using them you don’t pay any more than usual- so thank you for supporting my projects, even just a little bit.

Parts List

  1. Pelican 1300 Case

  2. Raspberry Pi 4

  3. Raspberry Pi Fan

  4. Raspberry Pi 7” Touchscreen Display

  5. Raspberry Pi Terminal Block Adapter & Ribbon Cable

  6. Hookup Wire

  7. Space Grey PETG Filament

  8. Ethernet jack panel connector

  9. Barrel jack power connector

  10. USB panel connectors

  11. Plaid Ortholinear Keyboard Kit

  12. Cherry MX Silent Keyboard Switches

  13. DSA Beyond Keycaps

  14. NKK Switches or find them on eBay for much cheaper

  15. Mil Spec Connectors (panel and cable)

  16. Netgear Switch

  17. Stainless M5 Screws (Mostly 12mm)

  18. Stainless set screws

  19. Clevis Rod Ends

  20. 3D Files (Tinkercad and Thingiverse)

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