Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Jan 2014 15:18 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

About a year and a half ago, I engaged on an admittedly quixotic project to build my own laptop. By I, I mean we, namely Sean "xobs" Cross and me, bunnie. Building your own laptop makes about as much sense as retrofitting a Honda Civic with a 1000hp motor, but the lack of practicality never stopped the latter activity, nor ours.

Quite, quite amazing.

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RE: Comment by Bobthearch
by jockm on Wed 8th Jan 2014 17:10 UTC in reply to "Comment by Bobthearch"
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2012-12-22

Very cool. Were it me doing it, I would use something like the CubieBoard2, which has a multicore ARM, and also has a SATA connector. That way you could use a SATA SSD (best avoid moving parts for homebrew ruggedizing).

Securing and protecting the screen is probably going to by your hardest part, but it should be doable. In similar projects I have found securing the keyboard to be similarly tricky but for different reasons.

Good luck!

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