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Old 08-16-2011, 01:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi,

i am currently thinking of embarking on a quest to make my own tablet computer running linux (specifically gentoo which i've never tried before )
this is mostly for educational purposes though i do hope to use it regularly

my main sticking point before i buy anything is that i cannot find a small display anywhere: does anyone know of a small (7 to 12 inch) screen, preferably with linux friendly touchscreen that is thin enough?

touchscreen is not vital: there are kits i could try but they may not always be compatable...
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You can not make your own tablet. That's like saying you want to make your own motherboard. Isn't going to happen.
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MoM, why won't it happen? And why couldn't someone make their own motherboard? If they knew enough about what they were doing anything is possible.
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Pulled from the News thread on this forum.
Chinese man builds his own iPad.

So with the technical know-how, it is possible, sorry I can't point you in the direction of parts though.
Keep the hope alive, I want to see pictures when you finish!
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You have to be pretty smart to do so. If you have no experience in micro-computing, I'm sorry, but you can't. It would cost a lot more than just buying a tablet.
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