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Synaptics trackpad swap

Synaptics trackpad swap

Some people are really picky about their trackpads. [John] posted a guide on retrofitting a Synaptics pad in place of the newer, but less user friendly ALPS touchpad/stick combo used in the Dell Inspiron 8200.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2008.06.11 at 07:10

What to do with an old laptop?

What to do with an old laptop?

Back in November we asked what you would do with an old unused laptop. If you have an old laptop that's not doing much more than gathering dust, chances are you could put it to better use.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2008.05.22 at 15:01

Hacking the OLPC now and the future

Hacking the OLPC now and the future

While we haven't talked about the OLPC XO laptop much here, don't think we haven't had our eyes on its developments. Originally shipping last November, this unit captured the interest of many for its humanitarian goal, low cost, and potential hackability.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2008.05.21 at 20:13

Interfacing your laptops onboard i2c

Interfacing your laptops onboard i2c

[ladyada] ran across this excellent hack by [phillip]. Apparently there's a clock, data, 5v and ground connection available in most modern video connections.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2008.05.13 at 23:24

Ghost external VGA display hack

Ghost external VGA display hack

Certain OS installers cough*osx*cough don't like the on-board displays on some machines. [Ziddan] posted a paperclip based work around for them on the eeeuser forums (originally posted by [mugan] on insanelymac).

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2008.04.26 at 22:32

Buy Ben's PS3 Laptop

Buy Ben's PS3 Laptop

Just a little public service message: If you've been drooling over [Ben]'s work and have plenty of loose change, his PS3 laptop is up for auction to benefit the National Cancer Coalition.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2008.04.25 at 13:17

Apple IIGS laptop

Apple IIGS laptop

I may hit my limit on DIY laptops soon, but [Ben Heck] has been extra quiet for a while. Now we know why. Just after the release of his PS3 laptop comes his Apple IIGS laptop.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2008.04.15 at 12:01

DIY iMac Mini

DIY iMac Mini

[Phyro-Mane] sent in his home built iMac mini. He based it on an old laptop with an install of OSX86. The forum is in German, but the photos in the thread speak for themselves.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2008.04.14 at 05:07

Spectrum ZX Laptop

Spectrum ZX Laptop

[Jim] sent in this interesting laptop modding project. He started with a Spectrum ZX and a Toshiba Libretto 110. The libretto kept its brains, but the lower case and keyboard was replaced with the ZX hardware.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2008.03.19 at 23:44

ground up diy laptop

ground up diy laptop

[Chris] sent in his diy laptop. While it reminds me of the kid laptops at the toy store, it's a nice effort. It's got a PICAXE 18X microcontroller, 20x4 blue serial lcd, a laptop keyboard and runs his custom built language: chris++.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2008.03.12 at 12:14


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