This thread is going to be my log for all work I do on my newest project... an Eee PC tablet.
I saw the apple iPad, and decided to make my own. It will be made out of an Eee 900 netbook with an intel atom CPU, 1GB RAM, and a 4GB SSD. I plan to buy the touch panel kit a little later on when I've got it more complete.
Will post pics in a few.
Work so far: I completely took the netbook apart to see what I had to work with. This thing is very minimal in its build, everything is integrated if possible. I used a pair of pliers to crush, then remove both 3.5mm jacks because they were blocking the screen from being flat. Next, I put some heavy duty thermal pads on the exposed processors (unsure what they are specifically) and reinstalled the motherboard to the bottom of the case. Next I taped down the lcd panel and plugged it back in to the motherboard. I aligned the lcd bezel with the lcd and then taped it down. (note: this will be redone with no tape later. Its just experimental right now) I go to power up, and backlight flickers. but then goes out.
It turns out the solution was to plug it back into the wall, so it took the AC power profile, then get into the OS and adjust it.
Anywho, thats where I am now. It works, but I have to have a keyboard and mouse to control anything. When I get the touch panel, I'm gonna write a startup script so the on-screen keyboard is automatically enabled. Eventually, I'm gonna put OS X on it because, after all, this is my improved version of the iPad.
Yes I know it looks like hell with all that tape, but this is only the beginning.