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02 mar 2016: EOMA68 15.6in Libre Laptop Prototype fully assembled

Finally the casework has been fully assembled. Chamfering the bamboo panels worked successfully as potentially anticipated: the edges are held together strongly enough with bolts to compress the panels rigidly into place. Several revisions have had to be made: the original idea of using slot-in clips for the USB stick compartment was too detailed and flimsy, so a rotating "lock" was created instead that is part of the touchpanel holder. The friction hinges seem to be working well: an overnight test had the screen still held at a steep angle without falling down.

One extremely interesting suggestion was received, which is worth investigating: the rear side of the laptop is perfect for fitting solar panels. With the DC power jack having a 2-way contact switch, it may be extremely simple to have solar charging built-in to the laptop, as an optional extra.

Overall, although there are some minor final changes to be made, the casework is basically ready and it can go to crowdfunding very shortly.

Posted Wed Mar 2 12:43:08 2016

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EOMA68 Libre 15.6in Laptop casework completed
Posted Wed Mar 2 12:43:08 2016
laptop 15in pics.tgz
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EOMA68 Libre 15.6in Laptop bamboo panels
Posted Fri Feb 5 13:41:22 2016
EOMA68 Libre 15.6in Laptop partially assembled
Posted Thu Jan 21 00:30:15 2016
EOMA68 Libre 15.6in Laptop parts pre assembly
Posted Tue Jan 19 14:59:56 2016
Boards walkthrough post wiring
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Component walkthrough pre assembly
Posted Sun Jan 3 13:57:12 2016
PCB2 video prototype keyboard demo
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PCB2 prototype functional keyboard matrix
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Chicony keyboard matrix reverse engineering
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PCB1 LCD operational 14dec2015
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PCB2 prototype progress 10dec2015
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PCB1 LCD semi operational 01dec2015
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PCB3 prototype arrives 15oct2015
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PCB2 prototype progress 14oct2015
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PCB2 prototype progress 05oct2015
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PCB1 prototype progress 26sep2015
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PCB Revision 1 prototype 17sep2015
Posted Thu Sep 17 17:10:55 2015
PCB Revision 1 design progress 20 Aug 2015
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Casework first prototype completed 07 Aug 2015
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Casework progress 09 July 2015
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Specifications Developed
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Casework progress 05 July 2015
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Casework progress July 2015
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Casework progress video June 2015
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PCB1 Support
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Casework progress June 2015
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Casework progress May 2015
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Casework progress
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2nd revision progress
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