After making a few models in a 1/4 scale with poster card, I became confident enough to begin my deskbook 2.0.
This build will feature a cooler running graphics card (AMD 5450 – 1GB) and a solid state drive in order to make the system a little more durable.
I constructed the case from all acrylic because it is lighter and has my required amount of durability.
(in addition to myself having a lot of experience in working with it as well.)
I used the monitor from my portable Xbox, since this puppy weighs considerably less than the original monitor. (22" down to 15" diagonally)
The case is 16×12.5x7in, and it weighs in around 2-3 lbs.
I am excluding the battery since that thing was entirely too heavy and fairly useless.
I tried working with a laptop monitor, but the analog to digital conversions are costly, and don't work well with this particular design.
The desktop monitor I will be using will add a lot more durability to the box once it is fastened to the front of the shell.
The monitor in the front will be protected with a jury rigged laptop case that will be filled with acrylic the same size as the front part of the case.
It will be velcrowed into place, and will contain the power cord and wireless I/O devices.
Essentially, I utilized the basic design from a desktop case as far as airflow, sucking air in from one side and venting toward the other.
I haven't had the time to test the temperatures yet, but I will as soon as this thing is operational.
As the days go on, I will edit this post and comment as well.
The case is starting to come together, most of the time was finishing the design and compiling materials
The case is done and the glue continuing to cure. The fans are mounted, the paint is drying, and the holes are drilled. I must mount the speakers, my front panel that protects the monitor, and finish some more “housekeeping.” Expect this to be done by Tuesday, I have some more work to do… you know… to pay for