Check out my other projects:
Xbox Hackintosh casemod
DIY Spy phone
In this project i used an old Fujitsu Siemens life book S series laptop. It has got a 1 Ghz processor and 256 Mb ram, (not sure about the graphic card but i know its between 8-32 Mb). In this instructable i will show how to do tablet pc the easy way(and the cheapest) , and how to do it hard way (including "touch" screen etc). I personaly did it the hard way about half way and run out of materials and i decided to finish it the easy way.
In this project you will need:
2. Soldering iron
4. Basic tools to open up the laptop
And if you are doing the hard way you will also need:
6.Lots of straight plastic
7.Something to melt down the plastic
8. And for the touch screen i would have used device called Minio Xi (look from google)(and buy from Ebay) . It is mostly used to make projektor sceen "touch" screen. This device uses infrared to map out where the pen is moving on the screen. I will talk about it later in the quide.
The skils you will need to make this are:
2. Plastic soldering
3. Basic knowledge how things work
4. Lots of patience
And of course for the hard way you will also need:
5.Problem solving skills
6.Serious knowledge how things work
7.Way to know how to make "special" tools
8. Huge amount of patience :D
And sorry for my English its not my main language but i will try to make it readable :D
Step 1: Tearing up the laptop
Decide wich parts you will use in your project and wich you will modify.