ok it finally works. wifi via ath5k mPCIe card. backlight keyboard. LiFePO4 battery charging. speakers.


@mntmn When this is supposed to be an alternative laptop for the "idealistic open hardware lover with some side cash" then why is the keyboard designed this way?

Spacebar small and small enter key. But a big trackball so that people who are used to trackpads feel welcomed?

I find trackpads repulsive and prefer when I ever can on a worklaptop a trackpoint. I'm a developer and would love to have open hardware. But these designs are not for the professional developer.

@fantazo but to explain a bit more: the keyboard is like this because it is the simplest way (except for ortholinear) to make it. if it is simple it means that other people can easily fix and replicate, but also improve. the input devices are modular. all kinds of layouts can be made in the future. people will be more motivated to contribute when the devices actually ship. designing it in a simple way makes it ship earlier.

@mntmn Sure. The last finishing sentence is one which I shouldn't have written.

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