31 Dec '17, 12am

Laptop with Raspberry Pi Inside Learns to Speak Battery

Laptop with Raspberry Pi Inside Learns to Speak Battery

Early in November we took a look at a one of the best Raspberry Pi laptops we had ever seen, using the shell of a Sony VAIO. Laptops used to be hulking beasts, and that played into [Frank Adams’] hands as he got rid of the motherboard and had enough space to replace it with a Raspberry Pi and a few other support boards. This took advantage of the laptop’s screen, keyboard, LEDs, etc. But what’s a laptop without battery power? [Frank] hadn’t cracked that nut until now. VAIO battery and charging PCB seen to lower left Adding battery power is trickier that it sounds, but [Frank] managed to get the Raspberry Pi to talk to the original Sony VAIO internal battery. His work on the project is shared , but this part of the story is best found starting on page 29 of his PDF project details . Using the original battery is a good move since it’s designed to fit and has a charger ready...

Full article: https://hackaday.com/2017/12/30/laptop-with-raspberry-pi-...

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