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Project: Macbook Tablet

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#181 OP vetenigma-penguin


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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:54

Hi The Blake,

Sorry I really haven't been about in the last few weeks due to heavy commitments. Unfortunately I am not commercially offering my services at this point due to extensive university commitments, I really wish I cloud do it for you (as I really enjoy making them) but I just can't right now.

My distinct apologies and I wish you luck in the conversions if you do them yourself. I'd love to see the results of the conversion if you do or even the old ones.

#182 theblake



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Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:37

Thanks, but keep us in mind if things change. Unlike some others that might be doing this for fun, I will be doing this for many years to come, hence it does not matter if it takes you a few weeks to reply :-)

(unless apple make a OS X Tablet, or the Boss compiles our applications into *Nix)

I haven't got very far yet, and my current plan is to attempt to do this with the Macbook Air. However unlike you I do not need to make it durable or cosmetic as it will be inside a kiosk.

Does anyone know where I can currently buy a 13.3" 16:10 USB Touch screen with a USB connection anywhere? I found an ebayer, but they are selling 16:9, I might have to make do with buying a bigger size, which will not be much of a problem for me.

#183 Statue4



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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:53

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.