A rep from Elecrow, a Hong Kong-based electronics company, reached out to us regarding their latest Kickstarter for the CrowPi2, an all-in-one solution to STEAM education. So, as always, when someone offers to send us something cool in exchange for a fair and frank review, we asked them to provide us with the deluxe model so that we could do more “extensive” and “unusual” testing. And, as always, we were told no.
What follows is a detailed description of a custom hardware project I did awhile back. I previously posted a simple how-to on another site, but I’ve had a lot of questions about how this was done, so I decided to write a more detailed account of the project. It’s a little rambling, but I hope you find it interesting enough to build your own cyberdeck.