Background: a friend of mine gave me a laptop for free. It had a totally broken case (hinges and all) and a dead battery. So i said... what is this useful for? A desktop, of course.
PS. This would look great wall mounted. It can also be made into a tablet (although rather heavy) by adding a commonly available touchscreen kit.
PSS. I'll add more pictures this week.
Step 1: Materials and tools
-Enough acrylic to cut three scree-sized panels (varies on laptop size and craftsmanship--read below)
-Four screws at least the size of the expected thickness (depending on laptop, see next steps)
-Eight nuts for the above screws; four of them normal and the other four locknuts.
-Enough screws to secure the motherboard; depends on laptop.
-Spacers (the screws used to secure the motherboard must fit in the, the size depends on the motherboard.
-A pushbutton (the new on-off switch)
-About three feet of wire.
-The most important material: a laptop.