How to Make a GNU/Linux Open Hardware PowerPc Notebook.

This challenge was taken by ACube Systems an hardware manufacturer who is an actor of this project. The manufacturer takes part of this project not only for some profit but because they have interest in such challenge.

The motherboard is designed and built in Italy by ACube Systems whereas the rest of the notebook will be purchased in batch from Slimboook that provide us the entire body of the laptop. The body of the laptop is actually the entire case, the cooling system, the screen, the keyboard, the backlight, the webcam, the speakers and the battery.

Slimbook Eclipse Notebook

We need to accelerate the process of PCB motherboard design and its related donation campaign as the availability of the Slimbook Eclipse is not forever,  since we design the mobo for that notebook chassis.

Creating a brand new notebook chassis from scratch in small numbers is not financially possible. We are designing a PowerPC motherboard targeting the Slimbook Eclipse.

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  1. Why not use 3D printing to create a chassis, because while the filament (plastic) for the printer is not cheap, it is cheaper than buying a full laptop, and relying on a company that has no decent market share in the computer business, therefor could disappear very quickly.

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