low_budget's PS3 slim laptop complete!

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low_budget's PS3 slim laptop complete!

Post by low_budget » Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:14 pm

I have finished my second laptop, this time using the PS3 slim.

features include:
NEW PS3 slim internals
250gb hard drive
NEW 19 in 1440 x 900 LED monitor
Digital HDMI - DVI connection
2 watt stereo amp and speakers
easy disassembly to connect TV cables or upgrade hard drive
.080 aluminum base / 2in aluminum angle rear
1/8in TIG welded aluminum monitor frame
.093 polystyrene top; 1/8in polystyrene sides
temperature based fan speed controller (much quieter than in video.)
mcmaster carr friction hinges
powered by single AC cord
system firmware 3.15 installed
dimensions: 17 1/2" x 11 7/8" x 4 1/2"

finished http://img62.imageshack.us/g/ps3laptopcomplete01.jpg/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

in-progress http://img375.imageshack.us/g/ps3laptop ... ion11.jpg/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9XFByPhsdI" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

UPDATE: now for sale on ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0601904305" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: low_budget's PS3 slim laptop complete!

Post by Snow_Cat » Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:26 pm

very clean.

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Re: low_budget's PS3 slim laptop complete!

Post by andrewdorsey » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:00 pm

Where did you get the speakers?

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Re: low_budget's PS3 slim laptop complete!

Post by low_budget » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:02 am

The speakers are from digi key. They have a pretty good selection for projects.

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Re: low_budget's PS3 slim laptop complete!

Post by hellfire » Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:08 pm

very nice.. im diggin it
http://mylittlegamer.blogspot.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: low_budget's PS3 slim laptop complete!

Post by low_budget » Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:37 am

To control the excessive fan noise I made a circuit that controls fan speed based on temperature. My laptop is much quieter now, and is almost silent on startup. This circuit was found here: http://www.redcircuits.com/Page109.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: low_budget's PS3 slim laptop complete!

Post by Life of Brian » Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:27 pm

Hey wow! This is great! How did I not see this before?
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