I just got a text from at&t.
AT&T Free Msg: Did you know a data plan is required for your Smartphone? We have added an appropriate data & msging plan. Learn more @ att.com/smartphoneplans.
What the hell? I have the unlimited data plan. Does this mean they canceled it without informing me?
Originally Posted by Remeniz
Once you have all the parts, Keyboard/Screen and stuff sketch an exoskeleton for the whole thing. The exoskeleton can also double up as the hinge as well.
an exoskeleton? You mean the case, or something else?
I've already got some sketches of what I want, but I cannot get the dimensions right until I actually get the parts.
W00T! I just officially began work on the laptop.
I started with a logitech extreme 3D pro. This thing is really nice, and I didn't want to have to tear it up, but the feel is so perfect that I really couldn't use anything less. Anyway, here is what I was left with after stripping the whole thing down:
But that's way too thick to put in a laptop. So I used a dremel to cut off the plastic guard around the top.
Now it's about 3 cm thick. But I can go thinner. After removing the last mechanical components, I was left with four of these:
The joystick rests on these. I used the dremel to cut about 5 mm away from all four of them.
All back together. It is now 25mm thick.
This mod also tightened the spring a bit, which gives the joystick a more firm feel. I rather like it this way.