Say hello to my little vintage laptop project

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Say hello to my little vintage laptop project

Unread postby Scarpia » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:18 am

Hi everybody

I'm Scarpia from Scandinavia and I just bought an XU4 hoping to make it the centerpiece in a vintage laptop build I'm working on.

I have a stripped down Zenith SuperSport, one of the most popular 'laptops' of the 1980s, which I plan to turn into a gloriously anachronistic Linux-powered beast. The goal: to delight and mystify my fellow commuters on the train between Stockholm and Copenhagen :mrgreen:

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As the build goes on, I will be documenting my progress in another thread, and probably asking a bunch of stupid questions as I run into the inevitable problems with battery power, finding and connecting the right 9.7" LCD, and getting the built-in mechanical keyboard working as a USB peripheral.

I look forward to talking to you all! And happy New Year to the good people @ Hardkernel!


/Scarpia
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Re: Say hello to my little vintage laptop project

Unread postby XeoSal » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:28 am

Hello!
Cool project to show to your friend. XD
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Re: Say hello to my little vintage laptop project

Unread postby igsmo » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:51 pm

Hi Scarpia,
I'm very interested in your project. I too have an old Zenith SuperSport just collecting dust now, but it was a workhorse for me back in the old college days. I love the mechanical feel of the keyboard!

It would be awesome to repurpose all of this using an SBC like the odroid.

How is your project coming along?
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Re: Say hello to my little vintage laptop project

Unread postby Scarpia » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:57 am

Hi igsmo

Actually my project is finished :-) just this weekend in fact. You can check it out here:

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Re: Say hello to my little vintage laptop project

Unread postby rooted » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:25 pm

Scarpia wrote:Hi igsmo

Actually my project is finished :-) just this weekend in fact. You can check it out here:

You did a wonderful job, I would like to see this in Odroid Magazine.

You may be able to switch out the inexpensive USB DAC to something a little better with the hopes of no noise with mouse movements, but no guarantee there.
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