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Jul 22, 2016, 07:19 am
: Jul 22, 2016, 07:35 am by RenegadeProxy
I enjoy the realms of science-fiction as I'm sure many here do and lately have been revisiting the works of William Gibson, playing some Shadowrun: Dragonfall and otherwise devouring all things cyberpunk that I can get my hands on. That said, I've also been wanting to delve deep into the realms of computing on all fronts. Mostly, I want to apply such skills to growing my own fictional work beyond mere text. That said, I was inspired by the idea of cyberdecks. Now, while I'm not keen about hacking the Gibson or what have you, I do very much relish the idea of what amounts to a portable desktop computer. To that end I did a few searches and came up with this:
Exactly the idea I've had in mind, a perfect precursor to a design of my own for mechanisms related to my fictional works. That said, I use said works as springboards for real-world application and though I am far away from the ultimate goal those hold, this seems like the perfect start. Unfortunately, what that intrepid builder has looks to be little more than a fancy casement for a laptop. A prop well-made but a prop nonetheless. What I want to build is a full-form computer, complete with bells and whistles that utilize the casement more completely. Arduino is a thing that has been floating around in the peripheral of my mind for a while along with a few other such concepts and this has brought them fully into focus.
My questions then are these: how would I go about building such a deck as a fully-realized portable desktop complete with head-mounted display, integrated touch-pad and the like, would it even be feasible and just what hardware would one need in order to pull it off?
I look forward to thoughts on this in full understanding that this is likely not an Arduino-centric idea.
Design and Repair of industrial control systems.
Electronics Engineer/Industrial Control
Jul 22, 2016, 11:18 am
I think you have the wrong forum, you are asking questions about PC level development, this is an arduino microcontroller forum.
Everything runs on smoke, let the smoke out, it stops running....
Jul 24, 2016, 12:44 am
. Even more complex than a Babbage engine and lots more geek cred.
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