I had a Dell Mini-9 that i installed Mac OS X onto and in the process saw other users adding an internal GPS receiver. This got me thinking, could I add a fingerprint scanner into it. The users of http://www.mydellmini.com
were instrumental in the initial setup as one of the user found out where and how to add internal usb solder points. With this information I decided I had enough to tackle the project.
For this project you will need to have good soldering skills as there are some small points to solder to.
Soldering iron and solder
Dell Mini-9 (or any laptop worthy of modifying)USB Fingerprint scannerUSB hub
which you will dismantle as wellDouble sided .001" thick Kapton Tape
LOTS OF PATIENCE as you will be ding some small soldering and drilling and filing away plastic from the palm rest and this can not be undone once it has been started.
This is my mod, I orginally posted it to the my dell mini forums and thought it would be good to have it here for more people to see and get ideas for their own. This has been seen on many other sites, doing a search on google for "dell mini-9 fingerprint scanner" brings up on lots of tech pages.
If you are ready to tackle this fun project let begin!