I was going to try this a couple years ago, but I decided not to because I wasn't very experienced with this sort of thing and I only had one computer at the time. I was going to try it on a 17" MacBook Pro. I recently got a 13" MacBook, the black one, and am thinking about trying this project on it. I now have more knowledge about this sort of thing than I did two years ago, so I feel more confident that it will be successful. Although it is a super awesome computer as is, I think it would be a bit cooler as a tablet. Currently everything works on it, but the DVD drive is starting to go, so that would give me the needed space.
As far as the touch panel goes I found two; one is thicker (2mm), I think it is what most people have been using, and the other is much thinner (0.4mm).
Here is the thick one:
and here is the thin one:
Would the thinner one work just as well? Which would be better?
Also, has anyone done anything about the iSight camera. It would be pretty cool to have it flipped around with the screen.