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Splitting the Atom - Inside the Eee PC 901

Splitting the Atom - Inside the Eee PC 901

Getting in is relatively easy, providing you know where to look. You will first need to remove the battery and take out all the screws on the underside (there should be 13 in total), including the one for the flap that hides the non-warranty voidable removable parts.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2008/06/17/inside-the-eeepc-901-investigating-atom/1

Adding Internal USB (and internal ReadyBoost) to a UMPC

Adding Internal USB (and internal ReadyBoost) to a UMPC

Identify the interface and pins on the internal USB port. Find a USB hub that will physically fit into the eo. Find a fast flash drive that will also fit. Cut and wire the internal USB port to talk to the hub. Wire a port on the hub to manage the WiFi or Bluetooth module. Get it all to actually fit.

http://www.ultramobilegeek.com/2007/08/adding-internal-usb-and-internal.html

Motherboard PCB Bracelet

Motherboard PCB Bracelet

This bracelet is for the geeks of the leet'est and also for looking funky. You will need 1 Computer motherboard and some telephone wire and thick copper wire (size of the earth wire for house wiring)

http://www.instructables.com/id/EM5LA8JF35G4Y30/

Internal Bluetooth for your Tablet PC

Internal Bluetooth for your Tablet PC

I wanted to add internal bluetooth to my tablet PC, so I took a USB bluetooth dongle and shoehorned it into my tablet; adding a little control PCB to allow it to be turned on and off.

http://www.warrantyvoidifremoved.com/internal-bluetooth

110CFM Laptop Cooler

110CFM Laptop Cooler

With around 40 USD in parts, I was able to increase my GPU clock speed by almost 50 percent to over 370MHz. What follows is directions on how do create this cooler yourself. If you are having heat problems with your laptop or want to explore overclocking, give it a try!

http://www.tacticalgamer.com/hardware-software-discussion/91613-110cfm-laptop-cooler.html#post709385

Steampunk Monitor Mod

Steampunk Monitor Mod

The Steampunk Keyboard looked terribly anachronistic sitting in front of my Dell 1907FP flat panel monitor and while I hesitated to tear open a 300 USD monitor that was still under warantee, art must be served.

http://steampunkworkshop.com/lcd.shtml

An ISA card for the DiskOnChip 2000

An ISA card for the DiskOnChip 2000

Describes a home-made ISA interface card for using a DiskOnChip in a desktop PC.

http://users.on.net/~merrifield/DiskOnChip.html

Basic USB Communication RS-232 Emulation Method

Basic USB Communication RS-232 Emulation Method

With the continuous decrease in the use of COM Port devices and COM Ports itselt, the need to migrate to the USB has become increasingly important. Just take a look at the laptop PCs nowadays, it is a miracle if you can even find just 1 COM Port on it.

http://www.geocities.com/dariuskrail20/USBUSART.html

Flower from junk box computer parts

Flower from junk box computer parts

The perfect gift! These have been very popular as desk ornaments, or on a window sill. great for anyone who uses a computer in their jobs or for fun. I have been making these for a while now, and whenever I go to craft shows, they are the first thing to sell.

http://www.instructables.com/id/E2BMG62FD6EV2ZFKV4/

Watercooling a laptop on the cheap

Watercooling a laptop on the cheap

Get a laptop from somewhere. I happened to have an old compaq presario 700 laying about. It would only run for five minutes then lock up from heat. Soooo, I decided to get my feet, er, wet in the world of water cooling, using the cheapest methods I could think of.

http://www.instructables.com/id/EDZO09MXA3EV2Z4CFS/


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