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The Penkesu DIY laptop has a mechanical keyboard and Game Boy components


A GitHub user named Penk Chen posted plans for a DIY laptop project on the platform, which he completed.

Named Penkesu, the device includes a 7.9 ”diagonal touch screen (400 x 1,280 pixel resolution), a Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W minicomputer, a Li-Po battery and an Adafruit PowerBoost 1000C power source for charging.

The case was made using a 3D printer, and the hinges come from a Game Boy Advance SP console.

Penkesu includes a mechanical keyboard, which is ortholinear, meaning it has all the keys arranged in rows and columns. It uses Kailh Choc V1 switches and an Arduino Pro Micro microcontroller.

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Chen does not plan to introduce the device in series production.

A similar laptop was launched in 2009 by Sony. The VAIO P had an 8 ”diagonal display with a weird resolution (1600 x 786 pixels), an Intel Atom processor, running Windows 7 and had storage options between 20 and 256 GB, on HDD or SSD. The laptop was priced at $ 900.

Today there is GPD Pocket, a slightly larger device. It runs the Windows 10 operating system, has an Atom x7-Z8700 processor and 4GB of RAM.

Source: GitHub


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