The "knob keyboard" -- side knobs that adjust volume and page location, courtesy of two rotary encoders and a bit of wizardry with the QMK custom-keyboard firmware and an eBay Arduino Micro clone -- is programmed and tested, working, known good. (Thank you in particular to a Redditor on the OLKS/QMK support subreddit named "drashna" for that!)
The keyboard proper has a new USB cable and the cabling in the lid in general has been mostly redone.
The system-on button has its cable sleeved and the unsightly foam tape holding it down, mostly hidden behind copper tape.
The gear moved around a little.
The SSD is in.
The foam tape mounting the USB hub was redone as well.
The kickstand has more electrical tape on its foot-end so that it will hopefully grip the table better when it is in use.
Basically all that's left at this point is the purchase and mounting of the screen itself...
Here are the current pictures...