Building a Cyberdeck in an Old AST Laptop #cyberpunk
Here’s yet another cool “cyberdeck” build. Unlike a lot of such builds these days, Alta does not rely on CAD or 3D printing the case, but instead repurposes an old AST Premium Exec 386SX/20 laptop from the early 90s. He creates a dual use system with both an iPad mini and a RBpi Zero.
As he points out, a cyberpunk deck would likely be kludged together from junk. Gomi no sensei, baby!
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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