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Re: CPC Laptop.
« Reply #150 on: 20:35, 20 August 18 »
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

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Re: CPC Laptop.
« Reply #151 on: 18:53, 21 August 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.

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Have you had the time to continue? Would be nice to see it being finished.  :)
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Re: CPC Laptop.
« Reply #152 on: 19:45, 21 August 18 »
I agree!
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Re: CPC Laptop.
« Reply #153 on: 10:08, 22 August 18 »
Well it's at least back out of storage and close to the work bench... getting there inch by inch :D

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« Reply #154 on: 08:21, 17 October 18 »
Some progress on this thread...  ;) :D

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Re: CPC Laptop.
« Reply #155 on: 10:09, 17 October 18 »
Eeeeee(k)!
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Re: CPC Laptop.
« Reply #156 on: 10:13, 17 October 18 »
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.

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Re: CPC Laptop.
« Reply #157 on: 10:20, 17 October 18 »
Turning it into a Frankenstein's monster, are you? :D
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Re: CPC Laptop.
« Reply #158 on: 10:39, 17 October 18 »
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.

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Re: CPC Laptop.
« Reply #159 on: 11:25, 17 October 18 »
Oh, so batteries are removed, didn't catch that. By the way, how long would it last running off the batteries?
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« Reply #160 on: 14:05, 17 October 18 »
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.

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Re: CPC Laptop.
« Reply #161 on: 14:07, 17 October 18 »
Eh... not so bad, but not great either, I guess it's not worth keeping them cells.
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« Reply #162 on: 14:15, 17 October 18 »
The original cells were NiMH and even when they were new, wouldn't have kept a CPC running for more than a few minutes.

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« Reply #163 on: 23:40, 17 October 18 »
Well, one could think about an external battery pack or some kind of USV/UPS.
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Re: CPC Laptop.
« Reply #165 on: 09:34, 18 October 18 »
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« Reply #166 on: 09:37, 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!
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Re: CPC Laptop.
« Reply #167 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
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Re: CPC Laptop.
« Reply #168 on: 15:40, 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

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« Reply #169 on: 17:19, 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
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Re: CPC Laptop.
« Reply #170 on: 18:18, 18 October 18 »
However, great to see that this project does advance. Even with womenfolks help  ;)
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« Reply #171 on: 09:56, 19 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!


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




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Re: CPC Laptop.
« Reply #172 on: 14:53, 19 October 18 »
The colours are all wrong...
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« Reply #173 on: 14:54, 19 October 18 »
The colours are all wrong...

I uploaded it from a C64 :D

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Re: CPC Laptop.
« Reply #174 on: 15:01, 19 October 18 »
I have blocked Commodore machines from the site.
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