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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by gan17 on Wed 8th Jan 2014 20:23 UTC
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Batteries are based off of cheap and commonly available packs used in RC hobby circles, enabling users to make the choice between battery pack size, runtime, and mass. This makes answering the question of “what’s the battery life” a bit hard to answer – it’s really up to you – although one planned scenario is the trans-Siberian railroad trek, which is a week-long trip with no power outlets.

Today I learned that this Trans-Siberian railroad is some sort of Nurburgring Nordschleife for laptops. Hope they manage to get Walter Rohrl on board.

Edited 2014-01-08 20:23 UTC

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