Technology and Creativity

Cubieboard Laptop

Inspired of the ChromeBooks from Google, the Raspberry Pi and all the development boards out there, I had the idea to build my very own ARM-based Laptop. The Motorola Lapdock was a good and cheap base. Out of the box I had a good display, an power supply with a big LiPo battery and HID devices. Further I used the first generation Cubieboard, an ARM-based development board for less than 100$ with an SATA port and more power than the original Raspberry Pi.

CPU: CPU: Cortex-A8 with 1 GHz CPU
GPU: Mali 400 MP
Storage: 4GB NAND
Removable storage via: SATA-Laufwerk, μSD
2 x USB 2.0, USB-OTG, HDMI, RJ45 (Ethernet), GPIO, 3.5mm Klinke (Audio in/out), SATA, μSD

So I just had to do some case modding and stuff the Cubieboard into the Lapdock.

I used the following hardware components:

  • Cubieboard 1GB (first generation)
  • Motorola Droid Bionic Lapdock
  • Logilink WLAN USB 2.0 Nano Adapter 150Mbps
  • some spare parts out of my parts box