Nime Computer: The handheld computer


The plan was to make a small light handheld computer for kids to practicing programming on the go. The ultimate goal, to make these available to schools.

By adding the membrane keyboard and printing out a case with battery compartment, Nime Computer can be used to make a really simple handheld computer.

Two designs have been tried, using the PCP3 and PCP3L boards.

The blue one

the first one uses the PCP3L which has a built-in LCD. The case was 3D printed in two halfs. The top half contains the PCB keboard and battery holder. The back, is just a cover.

The back of the case reveals the simplicity of the unit. As power consumption is so low, this computer will give literally hundreds of hours of life out of a pair of alkaline AA batteries.

The white one

A variation of this design uses an angled case style, and a larger back-lit LCD display, with the PCP3 board.

This version is great for using in low light areas, and the larger screen provides much easier to read text.

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