Raspberry Pi and a Motorola Atrix Lapdock?

Posted on May 8, 2012

so my new #raspberrypi turned up this morning 🙂

here it is, sat alongside a laser-cut case i bought from ebay... i know the case cost almost half as much as the pi itself, but i'm lazy!


after a bit of fiddling, taking an eternity to peel off all of the protective green (and clear) plastic on the acrylic, i got it all together...

so, what am i going to do with the pi? good question, i'm unsure as yet. i wanted it because its a shiny new toy and i want to see what i can do with it!

one thing i do plan on doing though, is seeing if i can get it hooked up to the motorola atrix lapdock. if youve never come across it, it is an 11" screen, keyboard and ~8hr battery. basically a dumb netbook. you're *supposed* to dock it with the atrix mobile phone. but at £50 from ebuyer, i thought it might come in handy being able to use it with my samsung galaxy s2 mobile and/or the rasperry pi.

The lapdock should be arriving today. I'm also waiting on a Micro HDMI Type D Female to Micro HDMI Type D Female Connector as well as a Gold Adaptor HDMI Female to Mini HDMI male Converter, so in theory, i can hook up any hdmi device to the lapdock. Expect a full writeup once the bits arrive 🙂


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  1. I demand you to report your findings with the RasPi+Dock setup ASAP!

    (just kidding, ignore the edge, I just got home from a pushy day at work)

    So really: please report your findings, I’m very interested in such a setup – though I have other things on my mind too…

  2. Hi! I see I’m the only one to comment so far but have you had any luck with this? I’m extremely interested in this type of setup and there’s not much info out there. Nice case by the way!

  3. Great! I also had the same idea! BUT…i have one concern on how to manage to control the mouse and the keyboard of the lapdock with the Raspberry Pi….Any ideas?

  4. Hey, great idea. Any success yet?

  5. Err, you do realise you won’t be able to plug the two HDMI adaptors together? One is MICRO hdmi, the other is MINI hdmi 🙁

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