Excited to post today. I was out shopping today at Walmart and I came across a portable battery pack charger on clearance. I had tried to use a friend’s Duracell Portable charger and while it would power the Pi, it only outputted 500mA so it wasn’t able to power my LCD. I took a chance and picked this battery pack up and what do you know…it worked!
It’s a Kodak Power Pack KP1000 – 5v 700mA.
I’m now one step closer to my portable gaming station 🙂
Great work on the portable Pi.
I’ve got very similar equipment – could you tell me which pins you’re using on the Pi’s GPIO strip? I can’t quite see for sure from the photo.
Take a look here: http://elinux.org/RPi_Low-level_peripherals
and here: http://elinux.org/File:GPIOs.png
I’m using the 5V and GND pin. So pin 1 and 3 from the top right.
Thanks for the clarification, much obliged 🙂
Those are the ones I would have guessed – just wanted to be sure before I blew anything up. Between my poor soldering skills, lack of electronics knowledge and rubbish wire-stripping skills, I’m pretty sure I’ll electric-shock myself at some point! 😉
What LCD are you using?
What’s your battery life on that like with the monitor?
about 1 hour and 10 minutes.