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DIY Laptop v2

Mar 18, 2009, 15:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Fenton)

"* Display: A giant 24 x 8 serial character display provides a much-needed upgrade over the previous 20 x 4 display. It also takes in data at a blistering 19200 bits-per-second, drastically improving update speeds.

* Case: Beautiful, hand/laser crafted wooden case, with a touch of steampunk. My friend Pat showed me how to build a simple box, and I finally learned how to use the CNC laser! Tip: Never try to use real laptop hinges when working with wood. Way too much hassle!

* Battery pack: 4 x AAA batteries keep this humming for hours. Think your pathetic EEE will make it on that flight to Japan? Pack this bad boy and keep hacking while your neighbors are stuck watching the third showing of "You've Got Mail."

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