Credit to Michael Castor and his PiPad, without which I would have never been inspired to this. And to Liz for her writeup: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/wooden ... ors-pipad/
Now I know it's been done, and there is even a kit complete with case and battery which would be the easiest (and probably cheapest) way to do this. But none of these are mine! And after yesterday's blog post by Helen Lynn featuring Kyle's airplane entertainment system, in which she points out that this system is much more customisable (thanks, Helen, for the spelling of that word), I felt the need to chime in; the ability to customize my tablet was a major factor in my decision to roll my own. https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/an-in- ... terrible/#
Fortunately, the largest part of the work of writing it up I've already done. My better half's daughter teaches a computer class and was in need of something to get her kids a little more interested, so I put together a .pdf: http://www.mediafire.com/file/ub6uhuz4u ... t.pdf/file
Only a couple things I've done since; I have the virtual keyboard called "onboard" up and working (do NOT install gnome-shell-extension-onboard on a Pi or anything else that does not have Gnome! Guess how I found that out?), and I've added a useragent switcher extension to Chromium. Spoofing an i-phone useragent has little effect on most websites but makes a WHALE of a difference on Outlook!
Hope some of you enjoy my project. I know neither my workmanship nor my equipment is up to Michael Castor's standards. But my tablet is bigger! That's not as trivial as it sounds, I had to have a new lens put in my "good" eye last year, I can't live with a screen smaller than 10". In the long run, I hope a few people will say "hey, I could do that even better than Kevin did, and I'd even put in..." If that happens even once I didn't waste my time!