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Scratch Pad- Pi Zero

Low-cost learning and inventing: Amazon Fire tablet, Pi Zero W.

This example creates a low-cost, portable, learning and physical computing platform. Amazon tablet (as low as $29.99 when on sale) provides display, keyboard and mouse functions, connected to a WiFi access point installed on the R-Pi. Remote control is provided via VNC software (VNC server on R-Pi; VNC client on tablet). Shown above is Scratch drag 'n' drop programming application controlling LEDs in a stop-light sequence.


Hardware shown

  • Tablet Frame Kit for Raspberry Pi and Arduino, Model AZ8, by Novel Design Lab

  • Adapter for Amazon Fire 7" tablet, by Novel Design Lab

  • Amazon Fire 7" tablet (2019)

  • Raspberry Pi Zero W

  • Power supply for R-Pi: use charger from Amazon tablet

  • 3-Ring Mini Binder, Logo, Kraft, by Novel Design Lab

  • Miscellaneous items: microSD card, solderless breadbaord (82mm x 55mm x 8.5mm), LEDs, resistors, wires


Installed on Raspberry Pi:

Installed on tablet:

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