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 RAM: 1GB DDR3 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