We like Raspberry pie cyberdecks including all of the fun ways the community has featured our favorite SBC over the years and this Michael Torino project is joining our list of favorites. Torino began developing the Portable Threat & Security Device (PTSD) to keep busy during the first bottlenecks of 2020. This project quickly snowballed into a quality network security platform capable of supporting a small installation. to her only.
According to Torino, the idea was to create an all-in-one device that could handle most network security and support needs without having to lug around additional “accessory cases” frequently found in the field during military deployments. His solution was to fit two Raspberry Pi 4s inside a single Pelican V100 pistol holster measuring just 12.7 “x 12.6” x 5.5 “.
The best Raspberry Pi projects use more than one Pi (because we can’t get enough of them) and this project is no exception. One of the Pis is running Ubuntu while the other is running an instance of Kali. Torino can switch between them with a KVM switch as they share a 1280 x 800 IPS LCD touchscreen.
We asked Torino if he had had the opportunity to use the device for testing, he said “I use it for the moment in my garage. It has been taken apart and reassembled several times and seems to hold up well.“
There are a few improvements in the works that should be more plausible field tests. Power is an issue, making mobility (a critical part of project portability) a bit difficult until a more powerful battery is implemented that can support both Pis and the touch screen.
If you are planning to build an all-in-one platform, why not go all out? Torino plans to include a Pi Cam as well as additional features like a software-defined radio or possibly Pineapple Wi-Fi, which is good for testing network penetration. To follow Michael Torino on YouTube for more updates on this cool project.