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Another PCDuino Laptop Project

This work & page is still under construction... so I hope you will come back even after reading it

A Macintosh PowerBook 165c
A Macintosh PowerBook 165c

After long searches in my old-school-laptop quest, I found a Graal ;) a PowerBook 165c which has the required dimensions for my project of doing a laptop case for the PCDuino & a 7inch TFT screen....

If you don't know whats a PCDuino, nor don't understand why this page is titled "Another Laptop..." see my previous work.
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Empty notebook
Empty notebook

As in my previous post : I started to empty it (& saving it's original parts aside).

I was looking for an old laptop because it generally has a small screen size and bigger base board than slim netbooks of todays.

Adapted Keyboard
Adapted Keyboard

I started to modify the case in order to adapt an USB keyboard originally designed for a tablet.

As it is already USB wired, it simplified me the task about constant pairing as with my previous BT keyboard

It's alive !
It's alive !

Now, it is not yet finished, but it looks more as a laptop than my previous project, (even it's no more a funny easter egg),

I'm more satistified of this new design.

Upper part of laptop
Upper part of laptop

Nov. 11 2015 :

Today, I finished to shape the upper part of the case,

with its screen mask and keyboard panel

Lower part
Lower part

On the that side, U can see what the bottom part wil contain :

  • the PCDuino mainboard,
  • the USB powerbank (of 10000mAh),
  • an USB hub
  • & some switches...
running version
running version

Nov. 12 2015 :

Today, I nearly finished the 1st version of my new laptop,

it's now closing & fully functional : battery, screen, sound (w/ internal speaker), microphone, keyboard, wireless mouse, WIFI & BT.

Some plugs are still inside the device, I have to make some holes for those.

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Emulating Atari ST (w/ hatari for linux)

Another PCDuino Laptop Project

So still some work todo ! :)

but It nearly looks as I want ...

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