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DIY Laptop

Posted by MatthewHall 
DIY Laptop
December 01, 2016 05:13PM
So.. recently I've been wondering to do now that my custom 3d printer is finished (mostly). I think I've found an idea - a laptop. Why? A few reasons, mostly because the hardware to do this in a decent form factor is now available and because no one has really done this successfully before. I'll first be 3d printing a case then milling on my high school's CNC machines and mills. I've explored both the traditional laptop and Microsoft Surface style form factors, and I think I'm leaning towards a Surface-style device. Of course, it wouldn't be as powerful, thin, or reliable as an OEM product, but it would be sweet. I've also looked at a portable All in One idea, with full desktop components, but that would be a bit more hunky.

Specs:
- UDOO x86 board (Pentium 2.56 ghz, 8gb ram)
- must be x86
- Windows 10 (or linux)
- Laptop screen replacement for screen

Originally I would be building with low end components for a proof of concept.
Any critiques would be greatly appreciated!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/01/2016 05:14PM by MatthewHall.
Re: DIY Laptop
December 01, 2016 08:32PM
x86 (or what ever electronics you want to put in it)
[all3dp.com]

non x86 (mostly raspbury pi's)
[3dprint.com]
Re: DIY Laptop
December 07, 2016 03:52PM
One of the guys who frequented here a bit back is a co-creator of an open source diy type of laptop

http://rhombus-tech.net/community_ideas/laptop_15in/news/

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/07/2016 03:53PM by FA-MAS.
Re: DIY Laptop
December 07, 2016 04:40PM
You can get an octa core tablet with windows & android on it cheap enough.
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