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Hi IQfy
I've consulted with this board a few times over the course of this project, and I though here would be a good place to show off the fruits of my labor for the first time.
I've stuck a Raspberry Pi into the case of an HP 200lx, one that I was using for parts for my other 200lx. The keyboard is adapted to the pi with a custom QMK firmware running on a teeny 2.0 and a custom PCB.
Everything else about it is pretty standard. It's a 2GB raspberry pi 4, a 4.3 inch waveshare lcd with the touchscreen removed, a trackpoint for mouse, and a battery bank pcb working as a BMS.
I'm making a video on my youtube channel that I'll post later, just a teardown and demonstration of the thing.
Basically, I'm at a loss for a name for this thing. There was a similar project posted to hackaday a while back (https://hackaday.io/project/172230-hpi95lx), but I don't like the name he chose. It doesn't roll off the tongue.
anyways, IQfy, what should I name this thing? I'll show off some of the other hardware ITT.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >HP 200lx
    how about furukawa_niggiumtux200: Lotus Expandable Edition
    or ag0r/AG0R

    • 3 weeks ago
      200lx rpi project

      Here's a picture of the pointing device, It's a trackpoint module from a Thinkpad t60 strapped to a PS/2 to usb adapter. I really like the placement of it, similar to how the old school libretto computers had it. it's very fun to use.

      i like " Lotus Expandable Edition", but what the frick does "ag0r/AG0R" mean?

      Call it the 'waste of time and space'
      WOTAS for short

      well I plan on using the serial interface to diagnose some other electronics I have, and having all of that in a portable package is definitely worth all of the work.

      • 3 weeks ago
        200lx rpi project

        ok I'll keep posting.
        Here's a picture of the guts. You can see the bottom side of the PCB that interfaces with the keyboard ribbon cable. It's pretty cozy and very messy inside.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >really like the placement of it
        I dob't get it, you have to move your hand up everytime you need to move the house? In the end you have you hand up all the time like a nazi?

        • 3 weeks ago
          200lx rpi project

          I am a nazi though
          it's not that bad, 90% of the time your thumb is just on the trackpoint nub using the mouse and the other hand is holding the device.

          >he killed a 200lx for a shitberry machine

          The display and motherboard were both broken beyond repair, the only parts of the machine that were usable were the case and the keyboard, and those are the parts that I used.

          Here's a closeup of the teensy 2.0 board that controls the keyboard.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Call it the 'waste of time and space'
    WOTAS for short

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    congrats, looks cool, although i hate small screens

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nice, I have wanted to do something like this for a while, such a good low powered computer and suits a 'netbook' variant.

    • 3 weeks ago
      200lx rpi project

      I've been mulling the idea of making a custom motherboard for an x41 tablet (one of my favorite thinkpads) that adapts a compute module 4 or 5 to all of the IO and ports on that laptop.
      it would be a good exercise in PCB design.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How would you connect the display tho? You'd need hdmi or dsi to lvds, right

        • 3 weeks ago
          200lx rpi project

          yes, probably DSI to lvds because I'm pretty sure those standards are pretty similar and conversion would be pretty easy. You would also need some ROM to tell the pi what resolution the display was at.
          using DSI would also free up the HDMI0 as an external connector.
          I would probably also figure out how to have the GPIO pins stick out of the case a little, probably out of the PCMCIA slot, so you have access to all of those.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That's pretty cool op

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >he killed a 200lx for a shitberry machine

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >caring about some landfill trash from the 90s
      Only a handful of computers are historically relevant and should be preserved. The rest are future e-waste because nobody who collects them nowadays have any children who gives a shit about their junk.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's some nice cope. But these already sell for hundreds on ebay so people do care.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah and when those suckers are fricking dead their kids won't give a shit.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >IQfy, what should I name this thing?
    Aheem, I'll help you out:

    Roll for naming rights!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Rolling HP McBlack personface.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      HHPP.

      • 3 weeks ago
        200lx rpi project

        I don't get it

        Your problem will be battery life, between the PI and the LCD there's no way the 2xAAs will run the thing.
        So you're probably stuck with 3D printing a thicker shell and for a lipo pouch cell.

        I actually go over this in the video that I'm making. the batteries that I use get about 2 hours of battery life total. I'll be uploading the video sometime this week to my project channel (https://www.youtube.com/@Sunshine701c-tx7ku)

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Heil Hitler's Peepee. Plus it's an HP.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >tfw you'll never have a 10/10 aryan eva braun heiling your peepee

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Your problem will be battery life, between the PI and the LCD there's no way the 2xAAs will run the thing.
    So you're probably stuck with 3D printing a thicker shell and for a lipo pouch cell.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Put a touch screen and play some 3DS games on that beast.

    • 3 weeks ago
      200lx rpi project

      touchscreen was too thick to fit in the upper case. but it actually works great for anything ps1/n64 era. I already have a ps vita for playing games, this is really for web browsing and developing, or just using linux in a small package.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Maid computing?

        • 3 weeks ago
          200lx rpi project

          I would consider my hpi200lx a maid computer, yes.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Finally, the IQfy laptop, although it lacks a floppy drive.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It looks janky, you should make it look like the device was designed to be like that

    • 3 weeks ago
      200lx rpi project

      I like it, you should make a cover plate for around the nub though

      see, i like the way it looks, the exposed PCBs and messed up backlight on the LCD give off that kind of hacked-together vibe that a lot of people go for on cyberdeck devices. That was kind of the vibe that I was going for.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe get some clear plexiglass and make a cover plate with that, then the guts are still visible

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Impressive Creation Kit Offering New Exciting Computing Knowledge Enriched Contraption

    or ICK-ON-ECK for short

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like it, you should make a cover plate for around the nub though

    • 3 weeks ago
      I think .17hmr is really cool.

      I am a nazi though
      it's not that bad, 90% of the time your thumb is just on the trackpoint nub using the mouse and the other hand is holding the device.
      [...]
      The display and motherboard were both broken beyond repair, the only parts of the machine that were usable were the case and the keyboard, and those are the parts that I used.

      Here's a closeup of the teensy 2.0 board that controls the keyboard.

      That looks really cool.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    please name it pemismank

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why did you go for the crappy 200lx instead of something like a mobilepro with a half decent keyboard?

    • 3 weeks ago
      200lx rpi project

      because i had a parts machine lying around. really, I had the case and keyboard lying on my desk and I though, "I should do something t=with that."

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    lovecraft

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like how you calmly deal with trollers in this thread. Take my digital moral support for you.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Basically, I'm at a loss for a name for this thing
    General Original Computation Kino

    • 3 weeks ago
      200lx rpi project

      YWNBAW

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dude that's sick. I've been wanting to do this for ages.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    "GPD is Too Expensive: How to Make a Maid Computer"

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Hi IQfy
    You will find more appreciation for your work over in /cyb/.

    • 2 weeks ago
      200lx rpi project

      genuinely good advice, I'll probably post in the next thread.
      I would be posting more pictures of it ITT, but the rpi is giving me trouble powering up.

      "GPD is Too Expensive: How to Make a Maid Computer"

      lmao's the exact thought process too. this will be my video's title.

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