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July 16, 2008

Hack the Asus Eee PC

at 6:41 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Computer Hacks, Crazy Hacks, Electronic Hacks, What Were They Thinking

 

For light use the Eee PC by Asus looks like a nice small low power computer but it is lacking some of the built in items that you may want. Have no fear this Asus Eee PC Hack shows you that it is totally upgradeable with a little skill and time.

"There are several points on the motherboard where power can be draw, for devices requiring 3.3v or 5v. Ground is universal and allows for short wire runs. A diagram over the points can be found on the research page. The signal wires thickness is 30 AWG and 24 AWG for the power and ground wires. The wire type is called wire wrap and used for prototyping and repair work. Mine is Tefzel insulated and made by Habia Cable. Some of the devices are held in place by double-sided 1 mm thick foam tape. To cover up and prevent shorts I used 3M Kapton 10 mm wide tape"