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I am interested in making a tablet out of the Raspberry Pi, a touch screen, and some sort of case. Could someone 1. Please tell me if this touch screen would work http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lilliput-12-1-16-9-SKD-Open-Frame-Touch-Screen-VGA-HDMI-DVI-Monitor-/290846125206?pt=US_Car_Monitors_w_o_Player&hash=item43b7c7ac96 and 2. where to find a case for the whole thing? Thanks!

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It wont work in the sense that it wont be portable, like a tablet is. That screen requires:

 Input Voltage: DC 11-13V

However, if you're happy to have it plugged in, I dont see a reason why it wont work. I'm not sure on how you would get the touch screen to interact with the pi though.

Another solution is http://www.chalk-elec.com/?page_id=1280#!/~/category/id=3094861&inview=product14647624&offset=0&sort=priceAsc

These are 5v, as is the Pi. If you can get a battery that is 5v, there is no reason why you cant have this portable. Charging is another issue though, you would need to find a way to charge the battery, but wouldn't be too much of a problem if you look around.

There is a youtube link there that shows the touch screen interface working and is powered by USB (like the pi). These could easily be incorporated into a case. If you find a case on an electronics website (Possibly RS, for example) you can mod it to fit the pi, the hdmi extension board, and a battery. You've then got yourself a portable Pi-Tablet.

Hmm.... Piblet?

I saw a link somewhere at work, someone created something VERY similar, powered by battery, however it wasn't in a case. I will try and find the link and show you. Hope this helps. Good luck!

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+1 for doing your research better then I did! Forgot totally to check the voltages, good call! –  ikku Jan 19 '13 at 3:26
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Try looking for boxes or handheld enclosures on Digikey.com

I bought something like this for my pi-tablet which I'm still working on:

http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/1599TABLBK/HM1263-ND/3727459

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You could also just make a case on 123dapp.com and have it 3d printed. Then it is the right size for whatever you want in there. –  AwesomeUser Apr 22 at 23:07
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I can only take a shot at your first question, that screen will work. It has the correct input options to work with the HDMI output on the RPi. The touchscreen interface normally functions just like a mouse, so that should also not be a problem.

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