The Framework Laptop has been a godsend for DIYers. Not only does the modular design allow for quick and easy repair, but the swappable mainboard is a robust platform for all sorts of bizarre builds. Tons of tinkerers have used the modular mainboard design to create their own cyberdeck designs. You don’t even need to buy the whole laptop to do it!
DIY Perks has taken that to the next level with this triple-screen laptop build. Unsatisfied with the lack of screen real estate and poor ergonomics in most laptops, they used their skills to cobble together a portable cyberdeck workstation.
The bill of materials for this is actually pretty straightforward. The build uses three screens (one 4K 120Hz panel and two iPad Retina displays) and a few Adafruit adapters powered by modified DisplayPort cables that were cut open and had wires soldered directly to them. They then 3D printed the case in parts (the bed on their Prusa was not large enough to accommodate the case), slapped and super glued it all together, and created an elaborate stand system.
The result is not so much a laptop as a portable computer meant to fold out onto a desk and be used with a keyboard and mouse at the correct ergonomic height. And to top it all off, the whole project is open source, so you can make and modify it yourself. I love weird designs like this.