"Marty, where we're going..."

A project log for The Homebrew Steampunk Laptop v2

"Admiral, this is an almost totally new Enterprise." (, Homebrew Steampunk Laptop)

StarhawkStarhawk 03/30/2019 at 19:190 Comments

I'm going to try to sleeve the cord going from the motherboard power button to the system power-on button (which, by the way, is a Cole Hersee marine starter switch), using a bit of the USB cable I cut up for the part of the power harness that goes to the USB hub.

I need to wire up the keyboard proper, and flash/test/correct the firmware to the control board for the rotary encoders.

I've decided to get a 10.1" screen with a better resolution, than the 9" screens I keep getting that don't work. It won't fit as well, but maybe I can get one that actually works. That would be nice. The driver board for that will go in behind the hard drive / SSD holder.

I'm thinking I might cover some of the exposed double-stick foam tape with copper tape.

After that, it's a matter of installing the SSD (I have a nice 256b ADATA brand SSD that I'm gonna throw in) and operating system, and at that point it's done. I'm so close I can taste it!