I want to build a handheld
I have given up hope on the whole ipod deal i have had 2 and they both break all the time. My solution is to build a small fairly basic computer that just runs DOS. I figure I have two options take a laptop motherboard and find someway to downsize it? or customize something with gumstix ( not sure if hard drives can be connected wikipedia says yes, but not sure how reliable this information is.). Basically i want to hook up an 80gig hard drive to a small motherboard with maybe 128 or 256 RAM, a small screen that is less than 6(possibly touchscreen?) inches and some sort of control system, internal speakers, with audio out (video out optional but prefered if not to much more expensive or trouble), and some sort of portable energy system (an old laptop battery, a brand new lithium ion, or even AA's?). I have messed around with computers before, but i am having some trouble getting started on this project. Tips? Help? Specifically does anyone know what i can do for a motherboard?