Project: Lil´pirate Due to an broken soundcard and ltp port the project is now down untill i can find a replacement laptop! Goal: Ultraportable laptop to be used as an downloading/internet browsing machine for a reasonable sum of money. Specs: Compaq armada m300 P3 600mhz 320Mb of ram 11gig harddrive 1.30 mins of battery (now down to about 20mins) 11inch 1024x768 lcd weight about 1.5kg (my main laptop is an Asus A6T that has an 15.4inch screen and a weight of about 3kg.) Things to do: Add small grafical display from cellular phone. Add larger harddrive. 100Gb bought and ready for install! Add Wifi card. Wifi-card bought, 108mbit with x-jack Paint it. (not sure on color or/if any motive yet) Yellow paint + black/white pirate logo! Refurbish battery with new Li-ion cells. Fix the broken keyboard. Bought a broken laptop with intact keyboard for next to nothing = done! Maybe change the cooling. (will probably skip this, not sure yet) Will skip this part! Silent enough! Add yellow led stereo VU-meter in the front. Other info: Im from sweden so my english is probably just understandable at best! This is my firs laptop based projekt so i will take it slow not to damage anything. What i´ve done this far: Taken it appart and started to prepare for painting. (sanding etc) Soldered the lcd screen. (still need some components to interface with the computer) Made a hole for the lcd screen. (needs some more work.) Bought a cheep Wifi card and 100gb Harddrive. Painted the first yellow layers. Ordered parts for VU-meter. Will be posting pictures in a sec, just downloaded them from my camera.