Is anyone else working on any interim projects while waiting for the uConsole to arrive? I bought a beat-up Lenovo ThinkPad T470 14’’ on Ebay. Electronics restoration has always been fun for me.
Just messing around with tic 80 and pico 8 while anticipating the uconsole!! Can’t wait to slowly make pocket games while laying in bed or on the can.
work on something you’ve never done before. Open the laptop and clean it out, replace the thermal paste, upgrade to an SSD, you can even buy after market 1920x1080 screens for those. install OpenBSD or Arch or Gentoo, run VM’s, start a coding project!
Personally, I’m learning soldering. Specifically to fix HDMI ports on PS5’s/Xbox’s because I know two owners of tech repair stores who outsource all their soldering jobs to a lab and just take a cut, and thought, hey, that could be me. I’ve only done some simple stuff, like broken USB connectors on a thumb drive, but, I will practice on old motherboards to get better!
picked up a Panasonic toughbook - running a SSD and linux on it… with a 12 volt car adapter it’s quite ‘portable’ but not light … also have a Dell 2110 on SSD running linux as well - it is very portable but kind of boring…