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Matthew Parry

Computing At School Master Teacher & Raspberry Pi Certified Educator

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2014-08-06 12.08.11
Whilst at Picademy we used some Motorola Atrix Lapdocks as keyboard/screens which I felt were a brilliant solution to the problem of having to carry around a HDMI/DVI flat screen, keyboard and mouse around with me just to use a Pi.

So I went on ebay and bought a new one from Israel - which seemed to be cheapest. After waiting for it to arrive and after paying the excess customs duty - now I know why it was cheaper - I got my hands on it today. To attach the Raspberry Pi I have had to buy a few more bits: Namely a micro USB Type B female to USB Type A Male adapter, a USB 2.0 Cable Type A Male to A Female Extension cable, aA Micro Hdmi Female HDMI Adapter Type A Male to Type D and a HDMI Extension Cable Lead, Male to Female

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To get the USB and HDMI connectors to fit side by side I had to shave some plastic off them.

But once done I was able to plug in the Pi and open the Lapdock and all was up and running.
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To finish off I branded the Lapdock with a Raspberry Pi sticker I had to hand. 2014-08-06 19.21.27

To make the connections at the back of the lapdock neater and to relive any stress on the connectors, I have bought some more adaptors from China and will post an update when they arrive.

The adapters arrived and worked brilliantly - definitely worth the wait - the connections are tighter and I’ve not had to get the penknife to them.

Overall the lapdock has been a great investment - I bought a tablet sleeve to keep it in and it is very handy to be able to carry a Raspberry Pi and screen around.