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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Good idea
by ThomasFuhringer on Thu 9th Jan 2014 09:37 UTC
ThomasFuhringer
Member since:
2007-01-25

I am off to build my own tablet now...

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RE: Good idea
by Morgan on Thu 9th Jan 2014 11:42 in reply to "Good idea"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

If you're serious, the Raspberry Pi makes for a good starting point:

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/09/innovative-mo...

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RE[2]: Good idea
by henderson101 on Thu 9th Jan 2014 13:03 in reply to "RE: Good idea"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

The Beagle Bone Black is also an option, and has a better processor and on board storage. The fact you can also then plug it in to a PC USB port and SSH on to it is pretty amazing.

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