ShaRPiKeebo is probably the smallest Linux computer you’ll find with a physical QWERTY keyboard. Measuring just 6 x 11 x 1.5 cm and powered by a Raspberry Pi (RPi) Zero W or 2W, it features a 400x240-pixel, low-power, daylight-readable, black-and-white SHARP Memory Display and a long-range wireless transceiver.
If you thought PocketChip was cool, wait until you get your thumbs on ShaRPiKeebo! With a low-latency display, two D-pads, on-board power-management, and support for Wi-Fi connectivity, this open-hardware, battery-powered nanocomputer is perfect for gamers, system administrators, software developers, pentesters, students, makers, and any Linux geek who manages to be none of the above.
Who hasn’t dreamed of a computer the size of a calculator they could use to play games or carry out system-administration tasks when they’re on the go? Who doesn’t want a way to keep busy or stay entertained on a bus or a train or a subway? (A way that does not require balancing expensive hardware on their lap while repeatedly elbowing their neighbors…) Who wouldn’t enjoy leaving their bag or backpack at home more often? Scenarios like this speak to us, here at Morpheans, so we decided to make them a reality—with the ShaRPiKeebo nanocomputer.
As the culmination of the BlakRPi range of mini-computers we’ve been developing over the past four years, ShaRPiKeebo comes with the following…
All you have to do is connect a battery, slot your Raspberry Pi Zero W or 2W SBC, and:
We could go on, but…
ShaRPiKeebo is capable of running many well-known games with only slight modification. The fast refresh rate of its SHARP Memory Display allows it to play dynamic games without lag. Thre are various online collections of open-source Linux titles with support for one-bit color. All you have to do is recompile them for the SHARP display.
On call and on the beach? What system administrator hasn’t dreamed of being able to handle emergencies without having to drag a bunch of kit along with them. SharRPiKeebo’s got you covered. SSH into your servers—wherever they might be—and use this Linux Swiss-Army knife to fix the problem. Then write a python script to monitor the offending process and parse the relevant logs so you never have to do so again. And don’t forget to apply sunscreen.
Thanks to its Raspberry Pi brain, ShaRPiKeebo is fully compatible with all major programming languages and commandline Linux tools. That menas you can take advantage of (and contribute to!) the work of a huge community of developers from all over the world. Whether you’re learning or creating, you’ll be able to leverage thousands of existing libraries with very little adaptation.
|ShaRPiKeebo||PocketCHIP||Keyboard FeatherWing||Blak RPi|
|Manufacturer||Morpheans||Next Thing Co (defunct)||Solder Party||Morpheans|
|MCU/SBC||RPi Zero W or 2W||Allwinner R8 (discontinued)||Adafruit Feather boards||RPi Zero W or 2W|
|Open Source||HW + SW||HW + SW||HW + SW||HW + SW|
|Size||115 x 66 x 20 mm||112.5 x 165.1 x 26.2 mm||Unknown||137 mm x 71 mm x 25 mm|
|Display Resolution||400 x 240||480 x 272||320 x 240||320 x 240|
|Battery Life||~19.5 hours (with a 6k mAh LiPo battery)||~5 hours||Unknown||~4 hours|
|Price||$179||$50||$55||~$85, assembly required|
ShaRPiKeebo is open source to its core. Please help yourself to our schematics and our KiCAD project source, as well as the DXF, STL, and Solidworks files you’ll need if you want to lasercut or 3D print yourself an enclosure. You can find all of the above in our GitHub repo. If you’d like to reach out directly, please use the Ask a technical question link below.
We expect to have all crowdfunding orders at Mouser’s warehouse—and ready for fulfillment to backers—less than three months after the end of the campaign. Broadly speaking, our manufacturing plan involves six steps:
Crowd Supply’s fulfillment partner, Mouser Electronics, will handle shipping to backers. You can learn more about Crowd Supply’s fulfillment service in their guide. (And please remember to keep your shipping address up to date in your Crowd Supply account!) ShaRPiKeebo is not CE marked. As a result, we cannot accept orders to shipping addresses in the European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland, or Turkey. Sorry!
As with any venture, this one involves a few risks. After many Blak RPI iterations over the past four years, however, our design is extremely stable at this point, so our main concerns are possible sourcing, logistics, and shipping issues. This project is our team’s primary focus, and we are doing everything we can to ensure that manufacturing and fulfillment go according to plan. We will communicate any delays clearly and promptly through regular project updates.
" ShaRPiKeebo, [is] a Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W-powered handheld Linux computer with full QWERTY keyboard and a remarkable purple PCB."
"With a low-latency display, 2 D-pads, on-board power-management and support for Wi-Fi, this open-hardware, nanocomputer is perfect for gamers, system administrators, software developers, pen-testers, students, makers and even Linux geeks...."
Produced by Morpheans in Orleans, France.
Sold and shipped by Crowd Supply.
One ShaRPiKeebo shield for Raspberry Pi Zero W and 2W SBCs. Includes the display but not the RPi or the battery. Long-range transceiver tuned for use in the US, Canada, and Latin America (US902-928 MHz)
One ShaRPiKeebo shield for Raspberry Pi Zero W and 2W SBCs. Includes the display but not the RPi or the battery. Long-range transceiver tuned for use in Europe (EU863-870 MHz)
One ShaRPiKeebo shield for Raspberry Pi Zero W and 2W SBCs. Includes the display but not the RPi or the battery. Long-range transceiver tuned for use in Asia (AS923 MHz)
One ShaRPiKeebo shield for Raspberry Pi Zero W and 2W SBCs. Includes the display but not the RPi or the battery. Long-range transceiver tuned for use in Australia (AU915-928 MHz)
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