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Ben NanoNote

Posted December 13, 2013 by Chris

"The Ben version of NanoNote is an ultra small form factor computing device. The device sports a 336 MHz processor, 2GB of flash memory, microSD slot, head phone jack, USB device and 850mAh Li-ion battery. It boots GNU/Linux out of the box and also boots over USB. It’s targeted squarely at developers who see the promise of open hardware and want to roll their own end user experience."

Homemade Wooden Laptop v2

Posted July 8, 2011 by Chris

It’s a great time when DIYers around the world can easily build their own replica of an early commodore 64 or apple IIe. This wooden laptop uses a Picaxe processor, some flash memory and a host of I/O (including a keyboard of course) to make a DIY laptop (version 2). The article has all the details you want to see, including the guts of the computer and it’s assembly instruction set.

A Z80 Based Laptop

Posted November 18, 2010 by Chris

This laptop uses the Zilog Z80 processor at its core and has a lot of the functionality seen in a normal laptop. The laptop also uses two FPGA’s and a PIC for more power. The project write-up has all the info, schematics, software and more.

StickDuino – Arduino Clone

Posted January 9, 2009 by Chris

StickDuino is a completely open source custom USB stick for an Arduino. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to interface Arduino to USB or Build a PCB for your Arduino, this is a great place to start.

The DIY Laptop

Posted March 24, 2008 by Chris

The DIY laptop is probably one of the most novel yet seemingly useless projects I’ve seen in a while. If nothing it’s just fun to look at and see what one man can create now-a-days compared to decades ago.

Illuminating Laptop Mod

Posted January 21, 2008 by Chris

This is little mod lets you see the keyboard in pitch black. My IBM thinkpad actually has an LED like this built into it, however it’s no where as near as bright as what this guy did.