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[REQ] Build custom lapdock

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By theraizen, Member on 26th May 2011, 12:52 AM
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Hi! It's my first post here!

I was wandering if it's possible to build a custom "lapdock" station.

Basically what do i need is:

- screen hdmi capable
- keyboard
- battery
- touchpad
- eventually speakers

Since a lapdock has only this stuff inside.

Here is a scheme i tought about:

The only thing i dunno is how to make the usb hub to give power to the atrix and to the other devices! I mean it's ok for the electricity, but i dunno if it's correct for data transfert.

About the software, i think that debian could handle all this (speakers via usb, keyboard etc etc.. )

Any suggestion?

sorry for my bad english lol
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26th May 2011, 02:20 AM |#2  
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Are you thinking a stationary dock? Or a mobile dock? From your schematics I am assuming a stationary dock. Either way it would be a great hackaday project.
26th May 2011, 11:23 AM |#3  
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Actually i was thinking to a mobile one :P

The schematics works the same, the only thing I assume would change is the dimension of the single parts!
26th May 2011, 12:07 PM |#4  
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it wont be cheaper than 200 dollars
26th May 2011, 01:11 PM |#5  
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Sure, but you can add custom parts as a more capable battery, better screen, plug-off BT keyboard etc..
26th May 2011, 02:21 PM |#6  
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I have been thinking of doing the same type of thing, but my set-up would be stationary. One thing I did think of for myself would be to have a keyboard with integrated touchpad. In the OP's case, it would be one less piece to deal with and make it much more portable.
26th May 2011, 11:20 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by theraizen

Sure, but you can add custom parts as a more capable battery, better screen, plug-off BT keyboard etc..

the more portable you want to make it, the more expensive it will be. and besides, this phone isnt known to run particularly fast on webtop..

lets say you spend 400 dollars... you can pretty much buy a low end laptop that will run way better. the cost to benefit ratio just doesnt seem worth it. not only that, but in the future when new devices come out you might have to scrap this contraption. we don't even know if future devices will have this functionality yet.
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