XO-1.5 keyboard

Paul Fox pgf at laptop.org
Fri Mar 5 08:40:10 EST 2010

bert wrote:
 > On 05.03.2010, at 07:31, Paul Fox wrote:
 > > 
 > > credit where credit is due -- i followed the instructions (i feel
 > > like i should be writing "destructions") at instructables.com:
 > >    
 > http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-a-USB-Keyboard-into-an-OLPC-XO-Laptop
 > -/
 > Is it worrying if I get a kick out of reading that? And an urge to reach for my 
 > dremel? And the voices fighting in my head "You can't do this to your shiny new 
 > 1.5!" - "But it would be awesome!" ? ;)

:-)  you're right -- it _is_ awesome.  wad seems to have mastered
the art of getting the laptop to really go together right after
the conversion.  the XO-1 that i converted, and then used
heavily, has stress cracks in various corners of the plastic
where it's bent and stressed from being forced back together in
somewhat unnatural ways...

(it's not the perfect keyboard though -- there's no right shift key,
for instance.  i've met a surprising number of people who, after i
tell them that, say "oh, i never use that one anyway."  :-)

 paul fox, pgf at laptop.org

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