Thanks to their diminutive dimension and low-power consumption, single-board computer systems just like the Raspberry Pi can are available all sizes and shapes. We’ve seen DIY enthusiasts like Guy Dupont put a $10 into the shell of a to create a machine that may entry Spotify. But few are as cool as this current Kickstarter project we noticed from a Toronto-based company known as Ready! Computer Corporation.
The company’s Ready! Model 100 is basically a case for your single-board computer that features a mechanical keyboard, stereo audio system, a touchscreen show and sufficient I/O ports to attach virtually something you want. The enclosure permits you to match an SBC that’s in regards to the dimension of a 4×4 Intel NUC board. Oh, and you may carry it round with a guitar strap. Basically, it permits you to build the cyberdeck of your desires.
The Ready! Model 100 is available in two foremost SKUs. There’s a barebones Pro mannequin, priced at about $237, that may ship with out an SBC or keyboard switches in an effort to configure it to your coronary heart’s content material. Meanwhile, the $395 “Neo” mannequin consists of the whole lot you could begin utilizing the machine out of the field. You can even purchase the NEO with out an SBC if you have already got one mendacity round. And for those that are actually bold, there’s a $1,100 Deluxe mannequin that comes with a 4×4 Ryzen board, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.
“I wanted something I could easily repair or upgrade, and I was inspired by vintage machines of the 1980s,” Ready! Model 100 creator Jesse Lafleur informed Engadget once we requested in regards to the inspiration for the project. “… I’ve launched this Kickstarter to find other like-minded folk who either want a machine they can upgrade for years to come or just liked my design.” With six days to go, the project has raised $97,377 CAD out of its $199,999 objective (roughly $158,000).