Turn A MacBook Into A Tablet For $100

We've featured one DIY MacBook Tablet before, but this particular model takes a very different approach, modding only the screen itself for a cheap, usable tablet computer.

Unlike most custom Mac tablets, this mod doesn't include any extra parts besides the touchscreen itself, which hacker Enigma-penguin got for around $100. The computer doesn't have a swivelling screen or anything like that - it's just a backwards-facing touchscreen, accessible by cutting off most of the lid.

Obviously, it's still a pretty heavy mod, and the project isn't for the faint of heart. It costs quite a bit less than other similar projects, though, so if you were disappointed by the iPad, it's probably the most accessible Mac tablet mod out there. It's still a work in progress, but only needs a few more touches and looks pretty usable in most situations. Hit the link to read up on the full project.

Tablet Mac Project [Enigma-Penguin.net via Hack a Day]

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    The link is now dead.
    You can still find an archive of it here:
    http://web.archive.org/web/20110907215801/http://www.enigma-penguin.net/?p=131

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