The idea of a cyberdeck is simple. A relatively portable case that initially has a keyboard attached to some screen. Cyberdecks often try to hit a specific aesthetic or vibe instead of focusing on usability or practicality. [Carter Hurd] Taking a step back, he asked himself what would be the cyberdeck-like system that he could use practically every day.
[Carter’s] The build is a prototype that allows him to use the form factor and use it as an everyday driver, so many decisions were made to speed up the build and get something functional. Instead of spending time tweaking and printing his own keyboard, for example, he used an off-the-shelf keyboard that he knew he liked. Although a framework motherboard might be perfect for something like this, unfortunately, when they weren’t available [Carter] Construction began. So [Carter] A used gaming laptop has been used for the job. He expected to run the display directly from the motherboard because many laptops use internally embedded displayport. Unfortunately, this did not work because the motherboard did not support the resolution at which he was trying to drive, so he only used the external port to run the screen. A 3d printed base fits under the keyboard to the laptop motherboard for bits with little extensions that don’t work well, such as a WiFi card. The chassis also has a slot that allows a secondary display to slot to the right.
After all, it’s something like a modern day typewriter and something like a cyberdeck. Either way, we love it. Video after the break.