Convert your USB Charger Into a Linux Computer

Chris Robinson has made projects like handheld Raspberry Pi powered Linux terminal and this Linux computer project is even smaller. This Linux computer fits inside a modified USB charger plug and runs on a very small power.

This design uses ODROID-W development board, which is Raspberry Pi and Raspbian compatible. You’ll also be needing a USB charger with US, UK and EU attachments to make it usable in all countries. Other materials include a Wi-Fi adapter, a micro SD card and few other small things.


Assembling all these requirements isn’t much tough if you have a basic knowledge of soldering.

You just have to plug in the charger and stay in the WiFi range. Chris writes that you can use if for applications like running a personal file/media server, a TOR relay, a Bitcoin node, your personal VPN, a silent motion alarm with the RPi Camera, a pentesting tool, or simply a remote use Linux system.

Besides WiFi, you can use a USB ethernet adapter to connect it physically. Since, you’ll be working with electrical components, follow instructions of Chris closely.

If you are interested in making this little Linux computer from a USB charger, follow this link for NODE’s detailed tutorial.

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