CPC Laptop.

Started by Bryce, 14:20, 25 October 14

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dionisisg

I have an omnibook X3 laptop just sitting around and collecting dust for over a decade now, i'm willing to donate it if anyone wishes to make it a portable cpc, it is this behemoth of a laptop

GUNHED

Quote from: Bryce on 09:16, 22 March 18
Sadly I never continued with this, however, it has made it back out of the box it was stored in and it's back on my To Do list.

Bryce.


Have you had the time to continue? Would be nice to see it being finished.  :)
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Bryce

Well it's at least back out of storage and close to the work bench... getting there inch by inch :D

Bryce.

LambdaMikel

Some progress on this thread...  ;) :D

Gryzor


Bryce

That's emulated, doesn't count. Believe it or not, there HAS been progress. At the weekend I prepared one of the battery packs. They slide in the front, so if removed you have a gapping hole and when inserted you lose 1/3 of the internal space, so I've cut the front face off one of the packs so that it can be glued in place.

Next plan is to re-build the keyboard.


Bryce.

Gryzor

Turning it into a Frankenstein's monster, are you? :D

Bryce

I did toy with the idea of fitting batteries (not the original, but LiPo's) to make it portable, but I decided that it was too much work for the novelty.

Bryce.

Gryzor

Oh, so batteries are removed, didn't catch that. By the way, how long would it last running off the batteries?

Bryce

A good Sony/Murata 18650 battery can theoretically supply around 2600mAh, but they only supply a nominal 3.7V each, so to power the CPC properly you'd need two of these in series. This would give 7.4V at 2600mAh. With a decent LDO (Low Dropout Regulator) this would possibly give you around 60 to 90 Minutes of use at best.

Bryce.

Gryzor

Eh... not so bad, but not great either, I guess it's not worth keeping them cells.

Bryce

The original cells were NiMH and even when they were new, wouldn't have kept a CPC running for more than a few minutes.

Bryce.

GUNHED

Well, one could think about an external battery pack or some kind of USV/UPS.
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Bryce


LambdaMikel

Quote from: Bryce on 09:34, 18 October 18
Surely this would be more fitting. It even says so on the side!https://www.amazon.com/Hilti-B18-3-3ah-Li-Ion-Battery/dp/B007JX6ZBY/ref=sr_1_cc_3
Oh yes! A CPC battery - how cool!

GUNHED

Why? You wife can carry the battery instead of her purse. Saves the money for the fitness center.  ;D
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Bryce

Quote from: GUNHED on 15:24, 18 October 18
Why? You wife can carry the battery instead of her purse. Saves the money for the fitness center.  ;D

That's a bit unfair, she was already carrying the laptop! :D

Bryce.

LambdaMikel

Quote from: Bryce on 15:40, 18 October 18
That's a bit unfair, she was already carrying the laptop! :D
Oh come on... after all, you are building the laptop so she no longer has to haul the CTM monitor and CPC arround  :D

GUNHED

However, great to see that this project does advance. Even with womenfolks help  ;)
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Bryce

Quote from: LambdaMikel on 17:19, 18 October 18
Oh come on... after all, you are building the laptop so she no longer has to haul the CTM monitor and CPC arround  :D

Actually, carrying around the portable generator/inverter annoys her the most, which is why she was all for the LiPo battery idea. I don't know what's she's complaining about, I had to carry all the software!


Bryce.

Yes, I actually managed to find a picture of a generator with CPC on the side too :D




Gryzor

The colours are all wrong...

Bryce

Quote from: Gryzor on 14:53, 19 October 18
The colours are all wrong...

I uploaded it from a C64 :D

Bryce.

Gryzor

I have blocked Commodore machines from the site.

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