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The Raspberry Pi Foundation, makers of tiny computers for tinkerers, have released a new product: the Raspberry Pi 400.

It’s a Raspberry Pi 4 crammed into a keyboard.

The keyboard retains nearly all of the Raspberry Pi’s functionality, including the GPIO header pins, SD card slot, and a litany of ports. However, it’s missing a full-sized HDMI output — meaning you might need an adapter to hook this up to a monitor.

But for real, this is a complete computer with a modern 64-bit processor and 4GB of RAM built inside a tiny little keyboard. It’s very cool, and very…

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My Very Slow Movie Player in an IKEA frame playing Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Photos courtesy of the author

In December 2018, Bryan Boyer published “Creating a Very Slow Movie Player.” It’s a wonderful essay about light and Brasília and architecture. Boyer describes building an e-paper display that shows films at 24 frames per hour, rather than 24 frames per second. So it would take about a year to play the 142 minutes of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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