Worklog The littleBIG Boy

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  1. Predue89 .

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    Hey guys. I don't have much time, but I wanted to share some pictures with you. Working on a very thin portable. (I know it will be thicker than in the pictures, but I'll keep it as thin as possible):

    IMG_2983.JPG IMG_2984.JPG IMG_2985.JPG

    It has a 7" screen btw. I'll keep you updated!

    Edit: I plan to keep this under 17mm thickness.
     
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    what kind of cooler is this ?
     
  3. Predue89 .

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    The heatsink is from a Lenovo Yoga 2 and the fan is from an Acer Aspire S7. Both ultrabooks.
     
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    looks like heat pipes will be 2019 portablizing meta

    Can't wait to see where this goes!
     
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  5. Predue89 .

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    I'm happy I got to work on this project this weekend, although it wasn't so much... So I got the display working :D
    IMG_3006.JPG IMG_3007.JPG

    I soldered two connectors together. Sadly I can not shorten the ribbon cable from the screen. IMG_3008.JPG

    My 3d-printer broke ._.' ... Hopefully the parts I ordered will arrive soon.

    Edit: And yes, I had to fold the cable like this xD
     
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    I will build the insides of the portable on top of the screen. So I started to design some kind of an (please insert word here:facepalm:) 'object' to hold the necessary parts in place. This looks somehow satisfying to me :D
    IMG_3024.JPG IMG_3025.JPG IMG_3026.JPG

    It is far away from being complete, but I had to check if my measurements were correct. As you can see my 3d-printer is working again;)

    Some information about this portable:
    It will not have an integrated accu.
    It will (perhaps) have a wireless second controller.
    Switch-joysticks
    and a lot of other stuff probably :)
     
  7. Nold C L U B C L A M S H E L L Staff Member . .

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    Damn i love this project! Keep up da noiize work!
     
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    That frame in the screen is so sick. I love this. Keep it up!
     
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    Small update:
    Vorschau.JPG
    I got some work done with the frame. Still not finished ;)
    I had to pull the mainboard up a bit (1.5mm). The support for the mainboard looks so strange because of the SMD parts on it :eyeroll:. The height of the air duct is 4.6mm.

    I am happy with it so far :)
     
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    Another small update: I got to print this frame. Finally... My printer kind of broke today ._.
    IMG_3045.JPG IMG_3046.JPG IMG_3047.JPG IMG_3048.JPG

    The print quality doesn't look so good, I need to tune the whole thing first. But for now everything seems to fit quite nicely.
    I am currently at 12mm hight (about 0.5").

    Btw: Is it ok if I post the pictures full sized? Or should I rather put the thumbnails in?
     
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    Damn. That's thin! Good work, what heatsink/heatpipe combo is that?
     
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  13. Dave Mackintosh .

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    Ahh cool! I looked into ultra book/tablet solutions but PS2 layout is very different. This looks slick AF.
     
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    Thanks :)
     
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    Another update. There is so mch to do atm that I barely have time for the project :(
    But today I got some work on the design done. I wanted to make something a bit more fancy, but somehow I like this plain design.
    Case.JPG Case2.JPG

    This is in the early stages, I know. But since I haven't got any updates lately, I thought I might just share it with you :)

    Small update: Case3.JPG

    Fits perfectly.
     
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    Damnn, seeing the case now it's going to be super slim. What's the height of the entire case?
     
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    17mm atm. About 0.67 inch.
     
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  18. Dave Mackintosh .

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    Where are the batteries going to go?
     
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    Sadly this device will not have included batteries. I plan on doing this in the future again, but for now it will be powered from an external battery.
    If I'd be able to use the PowerMii I could built a portable 3mm thicker with an integrated battery.
    The challenge for me although is to build (my) thinnest possible portable. :)
     
  20. Dave Mackintosh .

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    Ahh, you and I are aiming for the same thing. Nice work, love the layout. You thought of doing a custom PCB to drive the screen to save space?
     
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