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very old laptop

can I do anything with this old piece of crap other than scavenge parts from it? it has 1 floppy drive i think 64mb of ram 250-450mb HD space the ports you can see in the picture windows 95 and intel inside

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zack2477 years ago
hack it!! find an interesting hack and imply it! the best way to reuse a laptop is to use it in a way that it wasn't supposed to be. the black connector closest to the keyboard and mouse connections is a vga port. you can plug an external monitor into it. next is a LAN connection, and then the paralel port, and i think the next might be a printer or scsi port
Jordo7 years ago
lol my teacher would love that, we cant find computers anymore with serial ports to program our Cisco routers with.

always have to but those adapters
Goodhart7 years ago
Older computers make great "security" monitors.  That is, they have enough power to drive many security systems (especailly one built by one's self). 

I have used a TANDY Color Computer for such.
welder guy7 years ago
you could give it to me im starting a collection
Labot20018 years ago
You could boot DSL or another teeny tiny Linux and run a bunch of little scientific apps off of it, for calculations and graphs and the like. Tool's ideas sound great too, but I would definitely recommend Linux for something this old...
the_mad_man (author)  Labot20018 years ago
which linux?
I recommend Damn Small Linux (DSL) for your particular machine. This takes up roughly 50MB of disk space raw and can run on wayyy older procs and as little as 16MB of RAM.
Doctor What8 years ago
You could throw it at a robber during a mugging. It would probably cause brain trauma.
the_mad_man (author)  Doctor What8 years ago
and hemorrhaging, AND still be in one piece for a second time
Presuming it works, you could just use it for the retro chic aspect. Or since it has a parallel port do a google for parallel port data logging, if the port is bidirectional you can build various add ons like oscilloscopes, temperature sensors, humidity sensors, etc.
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