Here’s another great Pi laptop walkthru built around a Motorola LapDock from Julien Goodwin. Note that he tore down the phone mounting part and attached his connections directly to the wiring:
This weeks project was building a Raspberry Pi laptop. Inspired by other’s early attempts and the new v2 boards that are designed to allow reverse power feed from the USB host ports (saving the need to hack up USB cables), and the cheapness of the Motorola LapDock’s on eBay (mine was < $80 at the time, although they've gone up quite a bit recently as it seems other's have had the same idea.
From the back you can see how it's put together, the pi is inside a 3D printed case (Thanks to Jan at work who has a makerbot at his desk, and responded to my my “hey would someone consider helping me with this” with “I’ve done a test print, come try it!”), and that case is simply attached to the outside screen portion of a Motorola LapDock (the early Atrix version) which I purchased on eBay for less then a hundred dollars shipped.
I did remove the dock part of the lapdock to achieve a more solid design, and then used Sugru to make the connectors and cables into one solid unit.
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