Zero Terminal 3 Linux PC

NODE, a hardware hacker, has developed a modular Linux PC dubbed “Zero Terminal 3” with a touchscreen, a full-size USB 2.0 port, a micro SD socket, and in-built battery running on $5 Raspberry Pi Zero single-board computer.

Aimed at DIY enthusiasts, Zero Terminal 3 is a very versatile device that brings tonnes of options when it comes to adding add-ons to reach its true potential. The developer calls these addons ‘backpacks’ and offers users several options to extend the functionality of the device.

According to NODE, you can add radio transceivers, extra network interfaces, games controllers, TV tuners, solar panels, and more to Zero Terminal 3.

Here are the specifications of Zero Terminal 3 Linux PC:

  • USB 2.0 Type-A port
  • micro USB port (for charging)
  • microSD card reader
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Video out
  • Camera connector port
  • 2x power indicators
  • 3 programmable buttons (connected to the Raspberry Pi Zero’s GPIO pins)
  • Power switch

NODE has also released a video showing the process of assembling Zero Terminal 3 modular PC. In case, you are interested in designing one for yourself, you can watch the video for it.

Sadly, Zero Terminal 3 isn’t available for sale yet and NODE is yet to work upon it to improve it. The developer says he wants to change the subpar speaker of the device, redesign the power circuit, and a custom display board in the future to further make the DIY PC compact.

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