Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Dec 2007 17:51 UTC, submitted by Colin Cartmell-Browne
RISC OS "The Christmas 2007 show, a relatively quiet affair held earlier this weekend in leafy Warwickshire, has been and gone. The main highlight was the appearance of Paul Stewart's home made portable RISC OS machine. Paul has managed to pack an A9home, laptop keyboard, touch pad, flatscreen monitor, a couple of speakers and other bits and pieces into what appears to be a slim flight case. Although he is remaining tight lipped about the project, Paul is set to reveal more details in the new year. It's understood the case has sockets for USB, video-out and ethernet, includes electronics to take power from a battery, and video is supplied to the flatscreen via analogue VGA."
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Cool
by archeas76 on Wed 5th Dec 2007 20:47 UTC
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2006-01-25

Very James Bond...but it needs a tranquilizer dart shooting out of a port then I'd pay to have one. Would come in handy when someone starts yapping into their phone when I'm on the train, lol.

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Looks like...
by sultanqasim on Wed 5th Dec 2007 21:39 UTC
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2006-10-28

a cheap suitcase. Fat and ugly. But not bad for a DIY. Creative.

Edited 2007-12-05 21:41

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DIY hardware
by Almafeta on Wed 5th Dec 2007 22:03 UTC
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2007-02-22

If DIY hardware is on-topic for this site, then I'm going to have to start submitting links to things like the homemade C64 Laptop and new kits for build-it-yourself Apple Is going on sale.

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RE: DIY hardware
by dylansmrjones on Thu 6th Dec 2007 03:33 UTC in reply to "DIY hardware"
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2005-10-02

A home-made C64 laptop? ;)

Kewl.. plz post link ;)

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RE[2]: DIY hardware
by OMRebel on Thu 6th Dec 2007 04:24 UTC in reply to "RE: DIY hardware"
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2005-11-14

No kidding. Would love to dust off the old C64 and see if I could put it to good use.

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RE[2]: DIY hardware
by frood on Thu 6th Dec 2007 11:46 UTC in reply to "RE: DIY hardware"
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RE[3]: DIY hardware
by dylansmrjones on Thu 6th Dec 2007 11:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: DIY hardware"
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2005-10-02

Thx ;)

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RE[3]: DIY hardware
by DigitalAxis on Thu 6th Dec 2007 23:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: DIY hardware"
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2005-08-28

Somehow, as soon as you mentioned it I thought of the DTV Hummer...

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RE: DIY hardware
by Hank on Fri 7th Dec 2007 21:59 UTC in reply to "DIY hardware"
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2006-02-19

Can you post that link for the Apple II?

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Lego RO laptop project
by rhyder on Wed 5th Dec 2007 22:19 UTC
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2005-09-28

Another guy has taken a different approach to making a RISC OS laptop.

http://www.drobe.co.uk/riscos/artifact2154.html

Follow the links back to his site for some other cool lego cases.

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Here's a better link...
by bornagainenguin on Thu 6th Dec 2007 20:32 UTC
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2005-08-07

The Petscii Forums have the complete HOWTO:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/y3oodj

I've been considering the benefits of possibly making a case like this and putting together my very own version of an Eee type device. It might be more expensive but at least I'd know it would work. I could even hack together a SSD hard drive for it.... of a sort. Look at this for one way to go about it: http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/peripherals/create-your-own-solid-state-...

--bornagainpenguin

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